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Fiancee of man killed by police says he was shot in the back

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee woman says her fiance was shot in the back by an officer as he was surrendering a rifle to her during a confrontation with police -- and then again in the chest as he lay dying -- contradicting the assertion by investigators that he was killed as the two struggled over the weapon.

Debra Nesbit has described the March 23 encounter to The Associated Press, providing a detailed account of the events leading up to the shooting of 30-year-old Alexio Allen.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation held a news conference the day after the shooting describing what investigators say happened when a Memphis police officer opened fire on Allen. But Nesbit's account contradicts their version of events.

Investigators have not named the officer, who was black, as was Allen.

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