Bodycam video released in deadly shooting of knife-wielding man in West Nashville
A man was shot and killed late Saturday night in West Nashville 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. to 6 p.m. 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 at the scene and approached the man who was along the roadway.
During a brief confrontation, officers saw the man had a knife and deployed the taser twice on the suspect in an attempt to de-escalate the situation. However, the man charged at officers with the knife, which led to multiple shots being fired. The suspect died at the scene.