Friends, Family Lay Daniel Hambrick To Rest

Posted at 5:43 PM, Aug 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-04 19:46:39-04

Family and friends came together to remember a man who was shot and killed by a Metro Nashville Police Department officer.

Daniel Hambrick was laid to rest Saturday afternoon. Loved ones of Hambrick celebrated his short life. He was just 25 years old.

On July 26, 2018, Hambrick was shot and killed by Metro Police Officer Andrew Delke. According to Metro police, Hambrick led officers on a chase.

Once Hambrick pulled over on the corner of Jo Johnston Avenue and 17th Avenue North, police said he got out of the car with a gun. That's when the 25-year-old Metro police officer shot him. Hambrick died at the scene.

Not only do loved ones believe Hambrick's death was unjustified, but they added the black-on-black violence must also come to an end.

"Killed by ones whose job it was to serve and protect, but even more, it is her desire that the inner community killing will cease, that no parent should lose a child to neighbor-on-neighbor violence," said one speaker.

Hambrick was his mother's only child.

Ministers prayed over Hambrick's friends who came to the funeral, in hopes of making them a positive influence in Nashville as well as for God's protection.

Earlier this week, Community Oversight Now dropped off a petition with more than 8,000 signatures calling for a community oversight board. If the signatures are valid, voters will have a chance to weigh in on the issue during the election on November 6.