Officials: Man shot by Tennessee deputies in July has died

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a man has died two months after he was shot by deputies while he was wielding a knife in suburban Memphis.

Susan Niland, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, said Tuesday that Edmond Studdard died Sept. 4.

Niland says an autopsy was performed the next day, but a cause of death may not be available for several weeks.

The shooting occurred July 7 after Shelby County deputies responded to a call that someone was driving erratically and had been involved in a hit-and-run. Authorities said deputies encountered Studdard walking down the road with a knife.

The TBI says deputies fired two shots at Studdard, who was wounded. Authorities have not identified the deputies, who have been relieved of duty with pay pending the results of the TBI’s investigation.

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