No New Information on Walmart Shooting That Killed Unarmed Navajo Man; Shooter Still Free

Walmart at 800 West Warner Road in Chandler, Arizona where unarmed Navajo man was killed.

Walmart at 800 West Warner Road in Chandler, Arizona where unarmed Navajo man was killed.

CHANDLER, ARIZONA — Almost two weeks after the shooting at a Walmart Supercenter in Chandler, Arizona that left an unarmed Navajo man dead on Sunday, February 16, 2014, there is “no new information” to report according to a statement released by the Chandler Police Department on Thursday.

“There is no new information and we have not been provided the video as of this time.  Once we have the video and any audio we will get it out to everyone. The reports are being completed and the case will be forwarded to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for review. It looks like it could be another week before it is sent in for review,” reads the statement issued by Chandler Police Department’s media relations officer, Sergeant Joe Favazzo.

Chee and his wife stopped by the Walmart to pick up some supplies he would need for a construction job he was to begin at a church on next morning. During a stop at the service counter, Quadlin began harassing Chee’s wife.

Kriston Charles Belinte Chee was award-winning bricklayer.

Kriston Charles Belinte Chee was award-winning bricklayer.

Chee intervened. Soon an argument escalated into a brawl, as Chee defended his wife.

Quadlin then took out a gun and shot Chee. He fled the Walmart and later was turned in by relatives. Quadlin told the Chandler Police Department he was in fear of his life because he was losing the brawl with Chee.

Chee was unarmed.

The Chandler Police Department is investigating the killing. Investigators are in the process of interviewing witnesses, some of whom live out of state, and reviewing the 911 call that came into the police department and an in-store video.

Quadlin was not arrested and remains free.

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