Brandon Eric Chief (5739)

12/17/2010: Chief had hit his teenage niece during a fight and was throwing furniture and other items around the house when the niece called 911. Police arrived and went inside to find Chief in a hallway. Chief first walked away but then he turned around and brandished a paring knife, officers said, prompting Officer Levi Lloyd to shoot four times and another officer to deploy a Taser. However, Chief's family says their private investigation shows Chief was shot first in the back, then in the front.

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