Tenn. officer shoots man with gun, bomb-making materials

By CLAY CAREY, Staff Writer
The Tennessean

Smyrna, TN -- The man shot and killed by a police officer at his Smyrna apartment Friday night was armed with a gun and had bomb-making materials inside his apartment, police said.

Smyrna police were summoned to the Executive House Apartments around 7:20 p.m. Friday by a caller who said a man had hidden a gun in the bushes in front of the building and was collecting explosives inside the apartment, police said in a news release.
When police arrived, they found Gregory Dayton, 54, a resident of the apartment complex, in the hallway, armed with a gun.

Dayton "did not respond to verbal commands by officers" and when he presented the gun, one officer shot him, according to the release. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died later that night.

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