Daniel Hambrick: Autopsy Results Released

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The autopsy report for Daniel Hambrick has been released, confirming he was shot three times.

Hambrick, age 25, was shot and killed by Metro Nashville police officer Andrew Delke on July 26, 2018. 

The autopsy report said Hambrick received gunshot wounds to the head and back – all three at indeterminate range.

“The death resulted from multiple gunshot wounds. The manner of death is homicide,” the report said.

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According to police, Hambrick led the officer on a short foot chase prior to the shooting. In late September, Delke was charged with criminal homicide and decommissioned. 

Hambrick was pulled over on the corner of Jo Johnston Avenue and 17th Avenue North. Delke had reportedly been following a suspicious Impala, but he had lost track of it and reportedly mistook the one at the corner as the one he was searching for.

He spotted the vehicle Hambrick was near, and multiple people were nearby.

Authorities said Hambrick then began to run, and a gun was spotted in his hand.

According to an affidavit, Delke gave several verbal commands for Hambrick to stop. When he did not, Delke "decided to use deadly force," the police report said. 

Four shots were fired -- striking Hambrick in the center of his back, his torso, and the back of his head. A fourth bullet struck a nearby building. 

Hambrick died at the scene. 

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