Autopsy confirms inmate died after altercation with corrections officers

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 10, 2023 7:33 PM CT | Published: February 10, 2023 12:35 PM CT

Gershun Freeman, 33, died after sustaining injuries during the altercation Oct. 5, 2022, while he was detained at the Shelby County Jail.


Gershun Freeman TBI Shelby County District Attorney's office
Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.

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