Nashville cop caught on video shooting black man in the back indicted on first-degree murder charge

Mail Online | 7/26/2018 | Michael Nam For Dailymail.com;Associated Press
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A grand jury in Tennessee indicted a white police officer on a charge of first-degree murder for killing an armed black man who ran when he saw police, according to a Friday news release from the Nashville district attorney's office.

An arrest affidavit said Nashville officer Andrew Delke, 25, pulled into an apartment parking lot after seeing a car he mistook for one he had been following last July 26 in North Nashville.

Delke - Chevrolet - Impala - Sign - CNN

Delke had been following a 'suspicious' white Chevrolet Impala initially stopped at a stop sign, according to CNN. He had run plates and found it was not a stolen vehicle. but followed it regardless 'to see if he could develop a reason to stop the Impala.'

Daniel Hambrick, also 25, was in the area at the time when Delke mistook his car for the Impala and pulled up in the parking lot. Hambrick began to run and can be seen gunned down from behind on a surveillance video.

Case - Outcry - November - Referendum - Creation

The case sparked an outcry that led to a November referendum approving the creation of a citizen oversight board for Nashville's police force.

Delke's attorney David Raybin said in an email on Friday that he will enter a plea of not guilty to the charges.

Indictment - Delke - Homicide - Murder - Manslaughter

Before the indictment, Delke had been charged with criminal homicide, which includes murder, voluntary manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.

Raybin reiterated his argument...
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