Nashville Cops Fatally Shoot Armed Man Living In Woods After Losing Job

This is the moment Nashville cops shoot and kill an armed 23-year-old homeless man living in the woods behind the store where he lost his job six months ago.

Jacob Griffin was killed in the officer-involved shooting that took place in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday evening following several hours of negotiation with the cops.

The police said it was the fifth officer-involved shooting in Metro Nashville so far this year.

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On 2nd April, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department released body-cam footage of the incident.

Police spokesman John Drake said the shooting took place in a wooded area behind a Goodwill store in Nolensville Pike.

The police were called to the scene by Griffin’s mother who said her son was possibly suicidal and threatening people in the area.

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department/Newsflash

She informed officers that her 23-year-old son was homeless and living behind the Goodwill store where he worked until losing his job six months ago.

The concerned mother told the police that her son threatened to kill her and other people in a text message and include photos of a full magazine of bullets.

The police said two officers found the suspect in the wooded area at around 3.30pm and that he had a gun that he refused to surrender. One officer tried to taser the suspect, but it was ineffective.

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department/Newsflash

At around 4.10pm, SWAT officers and a police negotiator were called to the scene and an hour later, representatives from the Mental Health Co-Op showed up with emergency committal papers for the suspect.

After hours of talks, Griffin reportedly fired a shot from his gun at around 7.20pm.

SWAT agents then tried to take him into custody, but Griffin allegedly fired another shot and the police returned gunfire.

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The young man was taken to a nearby hospital where he died later that night.

The officer-involved shooting remains under internal investigation.

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