At 8:30pm on Friday, August 31, police arrived at Chase Sullivan's apartment in response to a family member's concern that Chase may be suicidal. He had been struggling with depression for many years but especially since the death of his younger sister, Melody, only eighteen months ago.
It is our understanding that police gained entry to his apartment by breaking down the door and found Chase with a knife. The situation escalated as officers attempted to have Chase drop the knife. According to an eye witness, one officer shot Chase in the leg and the second cop then shot and killed Chase. Although, we are still awaiting the TBI Investigation Report.
He leaves behind a beautiful 11 year-old daughter Brooklyn, his mother Candace, and his younger brother Colby.
Anyone who knows Chase knows that he has the sweetest heart which is why he took his sister's death so hard. While he has been fighting demons since he was a teen, he wanted more than anything to conquer the darkness and be healthy for his daughter and family. As the family is still putting their lives back together over the death of Melody, this avoidable tragedy is truly devastating.
Chase would have been 37 years old on September 22.
How You Can Help
Chase's family does not have the funds necessary to cover funeral expenses of this unexpected tragedy which is why this GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the costs of funeral expenses. Any amount you give is genuinely appreciated along with your prayers.
GoFundMe has placed a hold on this account until we provide the following information for transparency.
I am Chase's Aunt Mary. My name is Mary Boer and I live in Franklin TN. Chase's mother Candace is my sister. The monies collected are being placed in my savings account. I am withdrawing this money to pay for the various funeral expenses.
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