More camera views show how the dramatic encounter developed that ended in the death of 25-year old Daniel Hambrick last Thursday night.
Investigators say everything started several miles from the shooting scene. According to the TBI, officers with the Juvenile Crime Task Force were in North Nashville looking for stolen cars. They say they saw a car traveling in an erratic pattern and tried to stop it. But the driver fled the area. Officers did not chase the car. Instead, they expanded their search area. That led them to the John Henry Hale Apartments.
Investigators are looking at 5 surveillance cameras in the neighborhood that each captured parts of the action. Here is a timeline as the video plays out, starting in the parking lot of the John Henry Hale Apartments in North Nashville. The first camera shows the time as 7:02 pm on Thursday July 26th:
On the left side of the screen you’ll notice a white car arrives. A door opens as it pulls into a parking space.
Three men emerge from the vehicle. They move quickly up the sidewalk, past apartment residents and bystanders.
30 seconds later, an unmarked police car arrives.
One of the men runs in the opposite direction.
The officer runs after him.
A different camera angle from the opposite end of the parking lot shows the same sequence.
One of the men who got out of the car is moving fast toward one of the apartments when the officer pulls up.
The foot pursuit begins as everyone in the parking lot watches.
The man and the officer are running toward apartments that face Jo Johnston Avenue.
The man running from the officer trips and falls in the parking lot.
The pursuing officer is not far behind him at this point.
They run out of view and around the front corner of the apartments, and into the view from a different camera on Jo Johnston Avenue. This camera is pointed toward 17th avenue north.
The man running from the officer has something in his hand. A TBI review of the video described it as “a dark-colored object.”
We froze the video and zoomed in to give you a closer look.
And here is another view, taken steps later, as the man continues to flee.
The video shows the officer continuing the foot pursuit with his gun drawn.
Both men run through the grass toward the corner of Jo Johnston and 17th. But a tree blocks the view of what unfolded next.
According to the TBI, the situation escalated further and resulted in the officer firing his service weapon several times.
At 7:03 pm, 58 seconds after he arrived, the officer makes his way to the front porch of one of the apartments.
He stays there for about one minute until the first backup unit arrives.
Look closely at the top of your screen, above the tree. You can see the heavy police response that continues to emerge.
A camera angle around the corner on 17th avenue gives you a closer look, as more officers arrive for backup.
Residents and onlookers quickly gather to watch what is happening.
Officers begin to tape off the scene and establish a perimeter around the area.
Medics then arrive to transport the wounded man for medical treatment. He died a short time later.
The TBI says agents recovered a handgun at the scene.
A Metro police tweet sent that night reads: ‘fatal police-involved shooting under investigation… 25-year-old man who carried this gun was shot by an MNPD officer.”
Officer Andrew Delke has been placed on administrative leave.
The TBI investigation continues.
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- Autopsy reveals new information about deadly police shooting
- NAACP and church leaders call for fair and unbiased investigation
- Mayor Briley calls on community to wait for facts in police shooting investigation