Javario S. Eagle, 24 — the person who multiple officers shot at 5113 Woodland View Circle on Saturday afternoon after he endangered a child and an officer while he was armed with a gun — has died, Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher confirmed.
Hamilton County 911 received a call at 11:51 a.m. and were responding to "unusual behavior, and unusual statements," Fletcher said.
Upon arrival, authorities learned that a person inside the residence may be endangering a small child and was armed. Police requested mental health officers, SWAT officers and hostage negotiators to the scene, Fletcher said.
Eagle exited the house several times, Fletcher said, armed with a handgun and a knife.
Eagle exited the house for a final time armed with the handgun, knife and in possession of a small child. The child left the possession of Eagle and an officer grabbed the child and put himself in harm's way, Fletcher said.
"One officer could leave cover, placing himself in a very dangerous situation to rescue this small child from the armed suspect," Fletcher said.
As the officer was trying to get the child, Eagle moved toward the officer and the child in an aggressive manner, Fletcher said. Multiple officers then fired their weapons, striking Eagle multiple times, the Chattanooga Times-Free Press reports.