Armed man shot & killed by Germantown police

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GERMANTOWN, Tenn. –A man armed with a rifle was shot and killed by Germantown police.

Tuesday night, shortly after 9 p.m., Germantown police were contacted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office about an, “unstable, possibly suicidal, armed and dangerous subject.”

About forty minutes later, Justin Neil Davis, 24, was found sitting in a car at Cameron Brown Park.

Police cleared the park  and starting talking with Davis via cell phone and their PA system.

Police said the situation was, “escalated by the subject, who was armed with a rifle, resulting in three Germantown Police Officers discharging their weapons. The subject was incapacitated and subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene.”

The TBI is investigating the shooting.

The three Germantown Police Department Officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid departmental administrative leave, per department policy, pending the outcome of the investigation.

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