Man dies after being shot by Jefferson City police officers

Man dies after being shot by Jefferson City police officers

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Officers were called out around 9:20 a.m. to 1026 Martha Glass Drive near Walmart.  Witnesses say a man was threatening officers with a knife and was shot multiple times. Officers were called out around 9:20 a.m. to 1026 Martha Glass Drive near Walmart. Witnesses say a man was threatening officers with a knife and was shot multiple times.
A neighbor who knew Daniel very well was Carol Sabol. She had befriend Daniel and had invited him over for dinner several times. A neighbor who knew Daniel very well was Carol Sabol. She had befriend Daniel and had invited him over for dinner several times.
Two officers fired their weapons, striking Daniel.  He was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital where he died. Two officers fired their weapons, striking Daniel. He was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital where he died.

By JOSH AULT
6 News Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY (WATE) - A man died Monday morning after being shot by police officers in Jefferson City.

Officers were called to 1026 Martha Glass Drive near Walmart around 9:20 a.m. after a 911 call about a victim being threatened with a knife.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Tracy Lynn Daniel, 51, of Jefferson City, refused to drop his weapon and advanced toward officers with the knife.

Two officers fired their weapons, striking Daniel.

He was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital where he died.

An autopsy is scheduled at UT Forensic Center.

Neighbors who lived near the shooting were surprised about what happened.

"Extremely surprised," said neighbor Julia Young, "Because nothing like that has happened over here as far as I know."

"It's pretty crazy how close it is," said neighbor Caleb Smith. "Normally it's a safe neighborhood. It's kind of scary."

Neighbor Carol Sabol knew Daniel very well. She had befriend Daniel and had invited him over for dinner several times.

She knew he had some sort of mental condition, but wasn't sure exactly what was wrong with him.

"I was told he safe to be around," said Sabol.

Sabol said he had never acted violent before.

"[He showed] goodness and kindness to others," said Sabol. "He would walk by and talk to neighbors. He was just very kindly. He didn't show any signs of aggressiveness whatsoever."

Sabol witnessed the shooting, and even tried to get Daniel to drop the knife during the altercation.

"The police did everything they could do to disarm him before someone else was hurt," said Sabol. "I'm so proud of them. I'm going to be praying for them. Not only Tracy's family, but for all who was involved. God have mercy."

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