State investigating Rushing death

Attorney general’s office to review evidence in the shooting death of Tyler Rushing.

The office of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will be reviewing the “facts and circumstances” in the shooting death of Tyler Rushing last summer, according to a letter to his father, Scott, dated Feb. 20 and signed by Supervising Deputy Attorney General Michael Canzoneri.

The letter says the state office will review the evidence and District Attorney Mike Ramsey’s conclusion that no criminal charges should be filed against officers involved.

Rushing died after being shot by private security guard Edgar Sanchez, who was responding to an alarm at a title company in downtown Chico. During a standoff, a wounded Rushing attacked Chico police officers and was shot twice by then-Chico Sgt. Scott Ruppel.

Rushing’s parents filed claims with the city and county for damages. Both were denied.