Arrest Papers Show Shooting Between Brothers Was Accidental


The arrest affidavit for Joseph Sanchez shows he accidentally shot his brother when he was emptying the chamber of a handgun.

The shooting happened at the Sante Fe Apartments at 1228 Delaware Drive, just Northwest of Galley and N. Academy Monday. Officers say the 19-year-old victim was awake and breathing when the ambulance took him to the hospital.

According to the arrest affidavit, the victim's roommate and brother, 20-year-old Joseph Sanchez, found a gun under the chair and was attempting to empty the chamber of the gun when it fired, going through the bedroom wall and striking the victim before exiting through the opposite wall.

Sanchez has been arrested and charged with Assault in the Second Degree.

KKTV 11 News will continue to follow-up with police and bring you more details as they become available.

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  • by maria on Jun 4, 2011 at 01:54 PM
    excuse me MR X MY BROTHERS ARE NOT TRAILOR TRASH.... you know what who cares about color all you ppl talkin about color you must be rasist everybody is the same the same blood and veins in their just glad tht their both all put yourself in their shoes what if this was you or a family member for crying out loud have respect and if you dont then keep YOUR MOUTH SHUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by T on Jun 1, 2011 at 09:29 PM
    @mmmmmhmmmmm - "If dude was black"
    Your intelligence just overflows in your writing AND you seem to be the perfect model for positive change. Try thinking before you show your ignorance - it will get you a lot further in life. Stop blaming society for all the wrong doing, as It's dummies like you that ARE the problem. BTW, anytime you bring one's color into question, that is called racism!
  • by mr X Location: se spgs on Jun 1, 2011 at 04:33 PM
    more trailor trash! it's like the leafs that blow down the street. so many of them.
  • by @mmmmmmmmmhmmmmmmmmmm on Jun 1, 2011 at 04:23 PM
    Nobody cares about black on black crime it's part of there culture.(its exploitation money to pocket for sharpton, jackson & Farrakahn) From selling their own in to slavery to gang violence, evolution left them behind.
  • by You got to be kidding Location: CS on Jun 1, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    and if the dude was white there'd be no charges! THis is ridiculous. It was accidental but we are charging the guy with assault?! Dick Cheney shoot his friend on the face and was never charged; accident!!!!!!
  • by mmmmmmhmmmmm on May 31, 2011 at 07:10 PM
    If dude was black, he would have been charged with attemped murder, not just assault. This is the police saying, "We dont care and dont feel like doing anything about this, so charge him with assault so he pleads out and doesnt end up in court".
  • by Who Cares Location: Who Cares on May 31, 2011 at 05:33 PM
    Here is what was said just before the shooting.......I told you that I wasn't cooking dinner any more, I feel so under appreciated and you don't love me any more.......anyhow, who cares.
  • by RatFinkDude Location: CS on May 31, 2011 at 09:23 AM
    Yawn. Second !!!
  • by Todd E. Location: S.E. SPRINGS on May 31, 2011 at 05:52 AM
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