The family of a man shot and killed in an encounter with a security guard and Chico Police has filed a wrongful death claim against the city of Chico.
Tyler Rushing, 34, of Ventura County, was killed last summer after stabbing a private security guard at the Mid Valley Title and Escrow Company at 601 Main Street.
Rushing died after being shot by the security guard and a responding Chico Police Officer. Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey determined that police were justified in their actions.
The incident was recorded by Chico Police body cameras.
The legal claim filed by Rushing's parents, Scott and Paula Rushing, alleges that Chico Police and Edgar Sanchez, the private security guard, used excessive force, false arrest, brutality, and intimidation, among other things.
Rushing had painted peace signs and hearts in his own blood in the building before he was shot.