NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A decommissioned Metro Police officer involved in the 2018 shooting death was indicted for second-degree murder on Thursday afternoon.

Nathan Glass, who was working security outside The Pharmacy on Oct. 2, 2018, shot and killed De'Angelo Knox.

De'angelo Knox

De'Angelo Knox (Photo: Highland Hills Funeral Home)


Glass was later hired by Metro Police. Earlier this month, Glass was decommissioned, according to police

Knox was shot and killed outside The Pharmacy Burger in East Nashville by Glass after an exchange of gunfire between people in a Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Impala at the intersection of West Eastland Avenue and McFerrin Avenue.

Surveillance video shows a man running away from the shootout was shot and killed by a nearby security guard.

The NAACP asked for a federal hate crime investigation into the homicide during a press conference on Oct. 20.

The deadly shooting was investigated. The completed investigation was sent to the District Attorney's Office for review in late January 2019.

At the time, Assistant District Attorney Pam Anderson cleared the wrongdoing security guard, saying it was self-defense and Glass would not be prosecuted.

Anderson is no longer employed with the District Attorney's office, according to the D.A.'s office.

"Security guard Nathan Glass closed the door and returned to the inside of the restaurant," Sheryl Guinn with NAACP Nashville said at an October news conference calling for the federal investigation.

Glass was admitted to the MNPD Academy on March 16, 2019, and graduated on August 6, 2019. He has had no disciplinary infractions as a police department employee.

Glass was decommissioned after social media posts he made in 2013. Interim Metro Police Chief John Drake is looking at how Glass entered the police academy.

Drake was informed in October that District Attorney Glenn Funk was reviewing the 2018 deadly shooting.

David Louis Raybin, who is the attorney for Glass, released a statement on Thursday.

"The video does corroborate that Mr. Glass had a reasonable belief that his life and the lives of others were at risk," Raybin said.

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Nathan Glass has been charged with second degree murder after being indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury. (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)


Raybin said his client "will enter a plea of not guilty by reason of self-defense and the defense of the many patrons in the restaurant where he was working as a security guard."

The NAACP and the family of Knox spoke at a news conference on Thursday afternoon.

Glass was released on Thursday evening after being held on a $50,000 bond. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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