Weekend armed standoff with Metro Police ends with homeless man dead

May 3, 2021

Credit nashville.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  Nashville Police are investigating the department’s fifth officer involved shooting of the year, after a Metro officer shot and killed a homeless man over the weekend.  

MNPD spokesman Don Aaron said an officer shot 23-year-old Jacob Alexander Griffin at a homeless camp Saturday night.

The department released body cam video of the incident Sunday. Griffin yelled at police to get off his property and refused to surrender his gun.

The video includes audio from a 911 call made by Griffin’s mother. She told police her son was threatening mass violence.

Police say Griffin shot at them twice before a SWAT officer returned fire.