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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was shot and killed Saturday night after police say he came at officers with a knife following a brief confrontation, resulting in the department’s second officer-involved shooting in under 24 hours.
In a released video statement, Metro police reveal that dispatch in Davidson and Cheatham counties received several calls between 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 regarding a man who was walking along River Road Pike and throwing objects at vehicles.
Officials say six minutes after the last 911 call was made, Officer Ryan Thomas and Officer Cameron Vandermerwe arrived on scene and approached 64-year-old Drandon John Brown, who was walking along the roadway.
During a brief confrontation, officers saw Brown had a knife and deployed the taser twice in an attempt to de-escalate the situation. However, Brown charged at officers with the knife, which led to multiple shots being fired. Brown died at the scene, but neither officer was injured.
Police cruisers and a traffic truck had traffic blocked off in the 7000 block of River Road Pike late Saturday night, but the roadway has since been reopened.
The West Nashville officer-involved shooting is currently under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
This incident marks the second officer-involved shooting in just one day after another man reportedly walked under crime scene tape and started shooting at Metro police officers in Madison early Saturday morning.
During that incident, three cops returned fire, leaving that man dead at the scene along Gallatin Pike South.