Memphis man killed in early morning shooting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis man killed in early morning shooting

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A 49-year-old man died after his girlfriend shot him in his front yard. Police say she opened fire in self-defense.

The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 2500 block of Selman Drive, near Summer Avenue.

Memphis police say the man and woman got into a physical fight after the she came to the man's home.

Investigators say the couple was separated. They say the woman tried to get into her car when the man pulled her out and choked her.

That's when police say she pulled out a small gun and shot him in the chest.

He was taken to the Regional Medical Center in extremely critical condition. He later died at the hospital.

The woman is in custody, but has not been charged in the shooting.

The victims' names have not been released.

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