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Man shot, killed by police had history of violence

The Hamilton County Medical Examiner's report on the corrections deputy who was shot and killed by police shows he was shot in the back.

The report lists 26-year-old Daniel Hendrix's probable cause of death as a "gunshot wound of right upper back."

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is handling the case, which is standard procedure for an officer-involved shooting.

Hendrix was celebrating with two off-duty female Chattanooga police officers on March 30 at a home on the 300 block of Shawnee Trail when, for reasons that are still unclear, he became "enraged," picked up a personal firearm, and began to threaten the women.

Both women fled the home, and one called 911 at 1:26 a.m. Two additional Chattanooga police officers arrived on the scene and found Hendrix holding the weapon, but he refused to comply with verbal commands to drop it, and one of the responding officers fired at him at least four times.

The officers gave him medical aid until he was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Erlanger hospital, where he died.

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This story was updated April 10 at 11:45 p.m.

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