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This story was updated Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at 11:05 p.m. with more information.

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Chattanooga police shot a man to death who they say first fired at them following a vehicle crash in the 4000 block of Shallowford Road on Friday evening.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office confirmed the death of the suspect, 27-year-old Brandin Keith Davis, after being asked to investigate the incident.

Davis ran from the crashed vehicle once police arrived, just after 5 p.m., police spokesperson Sgt. Jeremy Eames said. The officers pursued on foot and encountered him at the Circle K gas station at the intersection of Shallowford Road and North Moore Road.

The gas station's security footage showed Davis raise his firearm and shoot at an officer, Eames said.

(READ MORE: Suspect almost hits detective during vehicle pursuit in Chattanooga, according to Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

The officer returned fire and struck the man, he said. 

Police began rendering medical aid until an ambulance arrived and took Davis to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

According to the sheriff's office, Davis had active warrants for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism and domestic assault from Anderson County, Tenn.

Davis' firearm was recovered at the scene, according to a Chattanooga Police Department news release.

Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston had asked the sheriff's office to conduct the criminal investigation into the incident. 

The officer who shot the man is OK and has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy, Eames said.

Contact Rosana Hughes at 423-757-6327, rhughes@timesfreepress.com or follow her on Twitter @HughesRosana.

 

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