24-year-old David Daniel McBrayer was shot and killed by a Jacksonville police officer Tuesday night outside of Coliseum Apartments after approaching officers with a knife, sources say.

In a phone interview Wednesday, Jacksonville Police Chief Tommy Thompson said that police were called to Coliseum Apartments around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday after reports of someone shooting at car windows with a BB gun.

Officers could not find anyone at the scene, but were called back around 11:20 p.m. when McBrayer was found around the apartments again. The officers were talking to McBrayer before he pulled a knife and began walking towards them. After failing to heed multiple warnings from the officer, McBrayer was shot.

According to Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown, McBrayer was killed instantly on the scene.

Both officers were wearing body cameras, and they are currently under investigation by the Alabama Bureau of Investigations.

Alex McFry
Associate Editor

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