Nashville Police Kill Man In Domestic Disturbance Call

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police said two officers shot and killed a Nashville man in self defense after they responded to a domestic disturbance call.

Nashville police said Alejandro Reyes Ayala was shot yesterday after he charged at two police officers with a large knife.

Officers Jackson Smythe and Kevin Coleman have been placed on administrative assignment while police finish their investigation.

Police said Ayala ignored repeated warnings by the officers and was shot when he came at them a second time. He later died at a Nashville hospital.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10535767 - local8now.com/a?a=10535767