Jacob Griffin Killed by Matthew Grindstaff

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
6708 Nolensville Pike
Mapping Police Violence:

Griffin's mother called police saying her son had sent messages to her threatening violence. Griffin had schizophrenia. When police made contact with Griffin, Officer Louis Pena shot him with a stun gun. Officers requested more assistance, including a SWAT team. Police allege Griffin later shot his gun. Police got Griffin into custody, and claim that Griffin fired another shot. SWAT officer Matthew Grindstaff shot and killed Griffin.

Killer: Matthew Grindstaff

Agency: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Motive: mental health crisis

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Jacob Griffin

Death Date: May 1, 2021

County: Davidson

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 23

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Washington Post Database ID: 6816

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