Christian Chavez (6599)

1/23/2012: Two deputies responded to a call from 18-year-old Christian Chavez’s caseworker, who phoned 911 after Chavez made suicidal comments. Police fatally shot Chavez after he pulled a knife out of his pocket. Chavez’s family said he suffered from depression and schizophrenia. Chavez's mother, who witnessed the event, said that Chavez was only pointing the knife to his own chest, not the deputies.

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