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Oak Court Mall shooting suspect turns himself in

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On March 6, one man was shot inside Oak Court Mall. Police say Reddic pulled the trigger and had been on the loose ever since. On March 6, one man was shot inside Oak Court Mall. Police say Reddic pulled the trigger and had been on the loose ever since.
A tearful Otis Reddic Jr. was not alone when he showed up at 201 Poplar. A tearful Otis Reddic Jr. was not alone when he showed up at 201 Poplar.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - He spent nearly eight weeks on the run, but the Oak Court Mall shooting suspect is finally behind bars. Otis Reddic turned himself in on Wednesday.

A tearful Otis Reddic Jr. was not alone when he showed up at 201 Poplar. He was surrounded by family and friends who bid him farewell.

"I just wanna say, I apologize to the community for the situation that happened, but my life was in danger. I felt threatened," said Reddic Jr.

On March 6, one man was shot inside Oak Court Mall. Police say Reddic pulled the trigger and had been on the loose ever since.

Memphis City Councilwoman Wanda Halbert says she got a phone call from Reddic's father on Tuesday. He asked her to help his son turn himself into police.

"He's here and he's ready to deal with it," said Halbert. "We just ask for him to be given due process and to be treated fairly during the entire process."

Memphis Police Deputy Director Anthony Berryhill says it is not unusual for people to surrender, but getting an assist from a politician is out of the ordinary.

"Still a good day when we get a phone call that someone turned themselves in. Cut through the chase for us," said Berryhill.

Halbert is running for criminal court clerk. Her opponents believe this was a political play, though she denies it.

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