Officers involved in deadly shooting go back to work - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Officers involved in deadly shooting go back to work

Matthew Dyess (left), Ned Aufdenkamp (right) Matthew Dyess (left), Ned Aufdenkamp (right)
Steven Askew Steven Askew

(WMC-TV) - The two Memphis police officers involved in a shooting that killed a 24-year-old man in January are back at work.

Officers Ned Aufdenkamp and Matthew Dyess responded to a loud music complaint in the Aspenwood Apartments on January 17. When they got there, they did not find the source of the music but they did find a man who appeared to be unconscious or asleep inside a car.

While checking on the man, they saw a gun inside the car. Aufdenkamp and Dyess knocked on the windows and got the man's attention.

According to the report, the man did not comply with the officers' commands, but instead, pointed his gun at one of them.

That is when both officers fired their own guns, killing 24-year-old Steven Askew.

Both Aufdenkamp, 30, and Dyess, 31, were relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of a criminal investigation. No criminal charges will be filed against the officers.

They are back on duty in a non-enforcement capacity pending the outcome of the administrative investigation.

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