Deputies executing warrant hear gunshot, find man shot inside, SCSO says

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Sheriff's Office was executing a search warrant when things took a deadly turn.

According to deputies, they were on the 4000 block of Fizer Avenue on Thursday morning.

After they heard a gunshot, they went inside and found the man who had been shot. He was later pronounced dead on the scene.

We speak with his fiance after officers reveal what happened on FOX13 News at 9.

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No official identity has been released yet.

According to Shelby County Deputies, they were serving an arrest warrant for a yet-to-be released felony warrant.

Anthony Buckner, Shelby County Sheriff's Lieutenant said police officers were speaking with a woman at the home when they heard a gunshot.

"They heard a gunshot coming from the home, one of the back bedrooms," Buckner said. "They raced inside to investigate the shot and they found a male suffering from a gunshot wound."

The Shelby County Sheriff's office told FOX13 they think the shot was self-inflicted, but the deputies have not released a name yet or the reason for the arrest warrant.

Investigators also said there were no indications that deputies fired any shots at any time and no other people were inside the home when a shot was fired.

FOX13 has learned that the Shelby County Sheriff's Office is the lead agency.