From The Tribune staff reports
NASHVILLE — Authorities with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) released the identity of a Trussville man who was shot and killed by Metropolitan Nashville Police on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.
Daniel Turney Crowley, 31, was involved in an incident with police around 5 a.m., according to investigators. Police said an officer saw a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a business in the 5500 block of Charlotte Pike.
The officer stopped to investigate and made contact with the driver, who has now been identified as Crowley. Officers said Crowley was holding a knife. The officer told Crowley to put the knife down several times, and bodycam footage shows him pleading with Crowley. As other officers arrived, Crowley began to sit up and act as though he was going to exit the vehicle.
After approximately three minutes of ignoring commands to put down the knife, investigators said Crowley exited the vehicle and charged toward the officers. Three officers fired their weapons. Though the officers immediately rendered aid, Crowley was pronounced dead at the hospital. No officers were hurt in the incident.
TBI agents are working to independently determine the series of events leading to the shooting, including collecting evidence and conducting interviews. Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the District Attorney General for his further review and consideration, the news release from the TBI stated.
The TBI acts solely as fact-finders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters. That decision rests with the District Attorney General requesting TBI’s involvement.