Police: Officer Fatally Shoots Black Man Who Pointed Gun
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) An investigation is underway in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday after authorities say a police officer fatally shot a 47-year-old Black man who had pointed a gun at him.
The fatal shooting occurred Sunday evening in North Nashville, when police responded to 911 calls from witnesses who said there was a man in the street with a gun. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement the man was shot after refusing to obey a police officer's command to drop the weapon. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died. No officers were injured.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department released audio recordings of two calls to 911, including one made by a person who said the man was walking the street armed and that he needs to stop ... before he gets something that he don't need, because he's pointing his gun, like seriously, the caller said.
According to body camera and police vehicle video released by the police department, Officer Dylan Ramos arrived first at the scene and can be seen approaching a man. The officer says sir, sir repeatedly. The man walks away, and moments later, the officer shouts: Do not touch that! Drop the gun! Drop the gun! Shots can then be heard. The first caller, who was still on the line with 911, can be heard shouting: Don't shoot him!"
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