CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – TBI spokesman Josh Devine offers new information on the overnight shooting of a Hamilton County Corrections Deputy.
Daniel Hendrix had just turned 26 and was celebrating with a birthday party at the home.
Devine says that after the party, two female friends remained with him.
They were both off-duty Chattanooga police officers.
Devine says for some unknown reason, Hendrix suddenly became enraged against the women, who fled the home after 1 AM.
” For reasons still under investigation, Hendrix appears to have changed his demeanor, became agitated, armed himself with a personal firearm, and threatened the two women.”
One of them called 9-1-1, as did at least one neighbor.
Chattanooga police say when they arrived, Hendrix was armed in the front yard and they were forced to shoot him.
Devine says one officer fired four shots.
He died later at a local hospital.
The corrections officer was indicted in 2015 for a misdemeanor assault charge against an inmate he was delivering to Silverdale-CCA.
But he was cleared of the charge and returned to duty.
Hendrix worked for the department since 2013.