Tennessee officer indicted for killing black man

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury in Tennessee has indicted a white police officer with first degree murder charges in the fatal shooting of a black man last July.

The indictment against Nashville officer Andrew Delke was announced Friday by the district attorney’s office. Delke shot 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick from behind during a foot chase.

The indictment comes after a tense court hearing earlier this month in which the defense argued that Delke followed his training and state law in shooting Hambrick after he saw Hambrick had a gun.

Delke fired four times, shooting Hambrick in the back, torso and the back of his head.

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District Attorney General Glenn Funk argued that Delke had other options, such as seeking cover and calling for help.

A Nashville judge found enough evidence to send the case to the grand jury.

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