Officer Charged in 2018 Fatal Shooting While in Security Job

A Nashville police officer who was hired after fatally shooting someone as a security guard two years ago is now charged with second-degree murder in the shooting outside the restaurant where he worked

A Nashville police officer who was hired after fatally shooting someone as a security guard two years ago is now charged with second-degree murder in the shooting outside the restaurant where he worked.

Nathan Glass, the 26-year-old white officer, faces an indictment in the October 2018 death of Deangelo Knox, a 25-year-old Black man who was engaged in a shootout with another car outside the Nashville restaurant, named The Pharmacy. The indictment was filed in Davidson County Criminal Court on Thursday.

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In the months ahead of the shooting, Glass had been admitted to the police academy and his entry into the program was paused due to the investigation into the incident, the police department said.

He was allowed to attend the academy in March 2019 after an assistant district attorney the month before determined prosecutors couldn’t overcome Glass’s claim of self-defense and defense of others because, among other things, surveillance video was “of insufficient quality” to confirm or contradict Glass’s statement that Knox’s gun was pointed in his direction. “Every case is subject to review,” District Attorney Glenn Funk’s spokesperson Steve Hayslip said… ABC News

Nathan Glass, the 26-year-old white officer, faces an indictment in the October 2018 death of Deangelo Knox, a 25-year-old Black man who was engaged in a shootout with another car outside the Nashville restaurant, named The Pharmacy. The indictment was filed in Davidson County Criminal Court on Thursday.

In the months ahead of the shooting, Glass had been admitted to the police academy and his entry into the program was paused due to the investigation into the incident, the police department said.

He was allowed to attend the academy in March 2019 after an assistant district attorney the month before determined prosecutors couldn’t overcome Glass’s claim of self-defense and defense of others because, among other things, surveillance video was “of insufficient quality” to confirm or contradict Glass’s statement that Knox’s gun was pointed in his direction.

“Every case is subject to review,” District Attorney Glenn Funk’s spokesperson Steve Hayslip said…  ABC News