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Protesters take to downtown Nashville streets

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Saturday evening, the family of Daniel Hambrick, community members, and coalitions gathered in downtown Nashville to protest the death of 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick.  

It was back on July 26 that Hambrick was shot and killed by Metro Police officer Andrew Delke. 

Metro police said that Officer Delke was a member of the Juvenile Task Force and was out patrolling for stolen cars. Initial reports said that Hambrick was in a car in the John Henry Hale Apartment complex when the car was stopped by Officer Delke.  

Metro police say Hambrick exited the vehicle and a foot chase took place from the apartment complex down Jo Johnston Avenue, where Hambrick was shot and killed by Delke. After the shooting Metro police said Hambrick had a gun on him during the foot chase.  

In weeks since Hambrick was shot, multiple surveillance videos showing the shooting have been released to the public. During the week Black Lives Matter shared plans of a protest under the hashtag, #Justice4DanDan  

On Saturday evening protesters from Black Lives Matter, Community Oversight Now, and other coalitions gathered at Watkins Park to make three demands: murders charges for Metro Police officer Andrew Delke, immediate resignation of Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson and the creation of a community oversight board.  

Hambrick's family spoke with News 2 saying they want justice.  

"We're more angry than anything I think you know, we were hurt when we first found out what happened to Daniel but it's more of anger now when we saw that last video, so all we're wanting is justice for him and that's it," said Domonique Appleton, a first cousin of Daniel Hambrick.  

"We're getting our voice out here heard for protests. We're fixing to see our day in court. We want justice served. We're looking for murder charges, we're looking for murder charges on Officer Delke. It's the whole protest, the meaning of the protest tonight, We're going to get justice and we're going to keep fighting until we get justice. We're going to be in the streets tonight, and we're going to get what we've come for." said Sam Hambrick, another first cousin of Daniel Hambrick.  

The protest began with speeches from Hambrick's family members and other supporters and then grew to a march with chants. The march started at Watkins Park, down Charlotte Avenue to the Gulch area.  

The details of the shooting remain under investigation by the TBI.  

Delke remains on administrative leave per protocol with officer-involved shootings.  


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