NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are handling their second deadly officer-involved shooting in less than 24 hours, according to authorities gathered along a West Nashville road Saturday night.
According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, calls came in about a man throwing sticks and rocks at vehicles, as well as trying to jump in front of traffic.
Authorities said two Metro police officers arrived at the scene along River Road Pike shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12.
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After the officers saw the man had a knife, one of them tried to deescalate the situation by using a Taser on him twice, officials said. However, the man charged at the officers with the knife, so they opened fire and he died at the scene.
As of this writing, a police cruiser and a traffic truck have blocked off the 8200 block of River Road Pike.
The West Nashville officer-involved shooting is currently under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The identity of the man who died has yet to be released.
This news comes the same day that another man reportedly walked under crime scene tape and started shooting at Metro police officers in Madison. Three cops returned fire, leaving that man dead at the scene along Gallatin Pike South.
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