VIDEO: Felon Gets Shot By Police While Drawing Gun, Family Now Suing

Police have released bodycam of Patrick "Chucky" Sanchez repeatedly reaching for his gun while fighting with police.

Glendale, AZ The family of a convicted felon who was fatally shot by police after he grabbed a handgun while resisting arrest has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the city (video below).

Police released bodycam footage in late August of the July 1, 2017 altercation.

All three officers involved in the incident have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the Maricopa County Attorneys Office, KTVK reported.

Glendale police received a report of a hostage situation at an apartment complex near Glendale Avenue and 81st Avenue on July 1, 2017, The Arizona Republic reported.

According to the report, a woman and her paralyzed boyfriend were being held hostage by a woman and a man who was armed with a gun and a knife.

The armed suspect was later identified as 23-year-old Patrick Chucky Sanchez, who had previously been convicted of vehicle theft, burglary, and drug offenses, The Arizona Republic reported.

Bodycam footage showed the officers as they spoke with Sanchez on the east side of the apartment complex, while other officers spoke with a woman and the reporting party nearby.

Hey man, Im gonna pat you down real quick. Ill have you sit down over here, okay? Glendale Police Officer Joel Queenan told Sanchez in the video.

Serious? Sanchez responded, as he stood hunched-over just inside the open drivers side door of a vehicle.

Well, Im not here to play games with you, Officer Queenan told him. Stand up.

Sanchez appeared to comply with the officers order to place his hands on top of the vehicle, but then suddenly dropped his left arm.

Officer Queenan spotted the movement, and quickly grabbed Sanchezs left hand to prevent him from reaching, The Arizona Republic reported.

He told investigators he pushed Sanchez to the ground, where he tried to get him under control.

Officer Badr Elkhannoussi said he spotted a silver portion of Sanchezs weapon beginning to come out, during the scuffle, so he pointed his duty weapon at the combative suspect.

What the f--k are you doing? Sanchez said in the video, as he continued to resist their efforts. Im not doing anything, man!

Stop reaching for s--t! one of the officers ordered.

Hes reaching for something! Hes reaching for it! another officer yelled.

Officer James Saylor also jumped in to assist, and the three officers held their duty weapons against Sanchezs head as they continued their attempts to keep him away from his gun, The Arizona Republic reported.

Hes got his hand on a f--king gun! one officer warned.

Officer Saylor said he was losing his grip on Sanchezs wrist, and that he could feel the suspects hand as he grabbed a hold of the weapon, The Arizona Republic reported.

The officers later said they thought the weapon might have fallen from Sanchezs waistband to his ankle during the altercation.

He repeatedly reached towards his ankle during the fight.

Sanchez refused orders to drop the gun, and Officer Saylors hold was failing.

Officer Elkhannoussi fired three rounds, hitting Sanchez in the upper back.

A Beretta .380 fell just feet away from where Sanchez collapsed onto the pavement.

Investigators later discovered that the weapon was unloaded.

The female who accompanied Sanchez to the apartment was ultimately released because detectives did not have sufficient evidence to prove her involvement.

Sanchezs mother, Tracey Chapline, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Glendale and Officer Elkhannoussi in June, KTVK reported.

Dont judge my son, Chapline told The Arizona Republic. Thats it.

"I have reviewed the videotape which is still very disturbing," Chaplines attorney, Jody Broaddus, told the news outlet. "You never want to see a human life taken in any way. But whether or not the police were justified? We're still exploring that."

You can see the incident in the video below:

Comments (37)
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Hi_estCommDenomn
Hi_estCommDenomn

The exact opposite should take place. The city should sue the family of the felon for the cost of dealing with the criminal.

Bob...
Bob...

Always a good day when the bad guy is the loser in a deadly game.. Now he is taking a long Dirt Nap with no early outs... All the LEO's go home, and can continue to enjoy their lives with their families as it very well should be..

ArizonaG30
ArizonaG30

"incident have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the Maricopa County Attorneys Office, KTVK reported" Let's see we'll get a lawyer and sue for 5 million and settle out of court for a lot less and every bodys happy.

petenila
petenila

The Police should sue parents and judges who let him back out on the streets.

BruthaV
BruthaV

"But whether or not the police were justified? We're still exploring that." Attorney Jody Broaddus

Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles could see that it was justified, you moron. Attorney Broaddus looks like a real winner:

Biker187
Biker187

They're looking for a quick buck, hoping the city settles out of court.

SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

The family does not deserve any money for attempted murder by their son, of three police officers just doing their jobs. They should have not raise a felon.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

good riddance to this scumbag

Patrick 69
Patrick 69

More reliable than the lottery for some.

Ogre999
Ogre999

should have fined the Mother for improper parenting ...

Aco1979
Aco1979

Honestly, I just dont get! Why would he or any other person fail to comply with the police? I have a son that struggles with bipolar disorder and addiction, who NEVER has or would disobey a direct order from the police. He does stupid stuff that lands him in trouble, but he is alive because he complies.

K9ndn
K9ndn

His mother is pathetic!! Just a typical money grab. Your kid was a turd!! You are a turd for raising him that way! He was a thug and cheat thief and now worm food!!

GForce48
GForce48

Gotta support the family thug!

angeleyes
angeleyes

thug is now crying. boo hoo. who cares, oh that's right his mother who raised the thug. 5 million seems to be the standard across the board for POS's family who are so busy grieving they get a lawyer as soon as possible. poor family. The city better not pay a dime to her and in fact charge her for the bullets used on her thug son. So glad no officers' were hurt. Stay strong, stay safe.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

His mommie should have kept her thuggish son at home with his .380 pistol, because it got him killed. Mommie your thug got himself killed for pulling a gun on Law Enforcement. You are not going to get paid for your son being a thug!!

SgtRock
SgtRock

"Pants Up, Don't Kidnap" or triple tap.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

I'm getting so sick of these criminals families trying to get their thug lotteries!!

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

What a shame that his mother Tracey Chapline raised a thug for a son. Now that he lost his life because of HIS thug behavior she see it as the perfect reason to cash in and become very rich. Pathetic!!!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

"Stupid is as stupid does" and one or no family should get paid for being stupid.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Not my felon son. He's a good boy. Lookin for a quick buck. Sad!👎😣

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

I hate this lawyer. He is just as guilty as the POS and the mother.

Mic911
Mic911

Hey Chucky what part of comply did you understand?? And to your family, hope you lose, not a chance in hell you will win!!

61mouse
61mouse

It's almost like these family send out their kids to be martyrs so they can get some money

Back The Blue
Back The Blue

BLM and blacks in general don't like how their ancestors were brought here. Mexicans try to escape poverty, but rape and kill. Each should do 4 years military!! Then, GO FIX YOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN!!! Oops!! Left out the part about speaking out against those countries.

YOU DIE!!!! So SHUT UP OR MOVE ON!!!

Back The Blue
Back The Blue

P.S. Take your precious Libtards with you!!!!

Krsmith2
Krsmith2

They are called thug paydaze.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"Gun of Chucky" showing soon at a movie theater near you . I saw the movie trailer and it doesn't end well for Lil Chuck. ...There wont be any more sequels.

VWells
VWells

Plain as day the officers had every right to defend themselves from a hostile criminal who absolutely refused to comply with police! Sue all you want, your son had it coming

Celtic Gyrl
Celtic Gyrl

I would like to see the judge turn it around on this greedy beotch and fine her for filing a frivolous lawsuit, wasting the courts valuable time, and inflicting the community with her thug son.