Metro officer who shot, killed man pleads not guilty

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The Metro officer accused of shooting and killing a man entered a plea of not guilty in a Nashville courtroom Wednesday morning. 

Metro Officer Andrew Delke shot and killed Daniel Hambrick on July 26, 2018 after Hambrick ran from the officer.  

Delke was indicted on a first-degree murder charge last month after prosecutors and defense attorneys spent two days arguing evidence in the case.

Prosecutors emphasized that Hambrick was shot in the head while the defense maintained Delke followed police protocol and his training.   

MORE: Dispatch audio reveals officer thought Hambrick had a gun  

DOCUMENT: State of Tennessee, County of Davidson Affidavit Criminal Homicide 

The prosecution maintains Delke’s use of force was unjustified, highlighting time and again that Hambrick was shot in the back while running away from the 25-year-old officer.  

Delke is currently free on $25,000 bond. 

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