Deputies won’t be charged in fatal shooting of black man
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A district attorney in Tennessee says Two Shelby County deputies won’t be charged for the fatal shooting of a black man during a drug investigation.
News outlets report Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich announced the move Monday regarding the January death of 34-year-old Bryan Gregory. The deputies’ names haven’t been released.
Weirich says Gregory was the target of a drug investigation and authorities tried to box in his car on a Memphis street. A letter by Weirich’s office says one deputy told authorities they shot at Gregory when he tried to grab a weapon. The other deputy says his gun accidentally fired.
The letter says it’s unclear which deputy fired the bullet that killed Gregory. It says the deputies weren’t wearing body cameras and there weren’t any dashboard cameras.
This story has been corrected. The dead man’s name is Bryan, not Brian.