Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 30 April 2014
MEMPHIS - May 1, 2014 - A 21-year-old man has been indicted on attempted first-degree murder and eight other charges stemming from a shooting in March at the Oak Court Mall that critically injured one man, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Thursday.
Otis “OJ” Reddic Jr. turned himself in to police Wednesday at the Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar.
He is being held on $1 million bond.
The shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. on March 6 inside the mall at 4465 Poplar injuring Theodis Pitchford, 22, who was with a group of friends near a kiosk on the east end of the lower level.
The police investigation indicated that Reddic pulled out a small handgun from his orange hoodie and fired once at Pitchford, prompting seven others in the immediate area to flee for safety.
Pitchford was shot in the left side and was hospitalized in critical condition, but survived his wound.
Reddic has been indicted on charges of attempted first-degree murder, seven counts of reckless endangerment involving a deadly weapon and employing a firearm during the commission of a felony.
The case is being handled by Ray Lepone, chief prosecutor of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit Prosecution Team.
The team handles homicide cases and other violent crimes associated with gang activity, specific targeted gang members and special cases assigned by the District Attorney General.
The MGU prosecution team works daily with the MGU Operations Team, using local ordinances and state and federal laws to hold offenders accountable.
About half of the unit’s caseload involves homicides, with the rest involving violent crimes such as aggravated robberies, kidnappings, rapes, attempted murders and narcotics cases.
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MEMPHIS - May 1, 2014 - Thaddeus Matthews has been indicted on stalking charges involving a Parkway Village woman who said he posted pictures of her home online and beat on her door late at night, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Thursday.
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MEMPHIS – May 1, 2014 - After three decades of saying hello, Barbara Colby is saying goodbye.
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MEMPHIS - Apr. 30, 2014 - A southeast Memphis man charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence had his case heard by a jury this week, but he then pleaded guilty to all counts before they could deliberate, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Thursday.
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