BRISTOL, Tenn. — A Sullivan County grand jury this summer has found a fatal Bristol Tennessee Police Department officer-involved shooting as justified.

On June 7, officers went to a residence on Crown Circle to remove Jason Nash following divorce proceedings. A struggle ensued, and Nash pulled a gun, body camera video shows, according to a grand jury report issued Tuesday.

An acquaintance told police that Nash was doing drugs and talked about committing “suicide by cop.” The autopsy report showed the presence of drugs in Nash’s blood, the report states.

Sign up for HeraldCourier.com Email Alerts

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Recommended for you

Welcome to the Conversation

No name-calling, personal insults or threats. No attacks based on race, gender, ethnicity, etc. No writing with your caps lock on – it's screaming. Keep on topic and under 1,500 characters. No profanity or vulgarity. Stay G- or PG-rated.
Load comments