Andrew Delke case: Change of venue hearing scheduled for officer charged with murder

Posted at 7:03 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 16:30:52-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Nashville judge has scheduled a hearing to decide whether there will be a change of venue in the case of a Metro police officer who's been charged with murder.

Decommissioned officer Andrew Delke appeared in court Thursday morning for a brief motions hearing. His attorney, David Raybin, has requested a change of venue. Judge Monte Watkins set that hearing for November 13.

Delke shot and killed Daniel Hambrick after a traffic stop in 2018. He’s been charged with first-degree murder in the case.

Delke is accused of squaring up and firing multiple rounds at the 25-year-old Hambrick as he ran away during a chase. An autopsy revealed that Hambrick was shot three times – twice in the back and once in the back of the head.

The incident was captured on video from Martin Luther King Junior Magnet High School.

Delke's team of attorneys says he shot Hambrick because he thought he was a threat. He’s pleaded not guilty in the case.