NASHVILLE -- The Metro Nashville Police Department released body camera video of a fatal officer-shooting of a man who charged at officers with a knife.
The incident began around 5 a.m. on Charlotte Pike when K-9 Officer Richard Clemmons approached an SUV with an Alabama license plate parked outside of a business, according to WSMV-TV.
Officials said that Clemmons saw the man inside the vehicle had a knife and backed away from the car to call for backup. Officers Colin Bleem and Jonathan Phipps arrived at the scene just before the man exited the vehicle. The man then exited the vehicle and charged toward officers. The three officers shot and killed the 31-year-old man who was from a Birmingham, Alabama, suburb.
This shooting was the seventh officer-involved shooting in Nashville this year.
"You can see that each scenario is different and that our police officers are being put in very tenuous situations by persons armed with guns and knives," Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson Don Aaron said.
Late Wednesday night, Metro Police released a video featuring a commander in their training division who describes what officers are trained to do when encountering a subject posing a perceived threat.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.