Oak Court Mall shooter indicted on attempted first-degree murder - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Oak Court Mall shooter indicted on attempted first-degree murder charge

Panic ensued at the mall two months ago when a shot was fired inside and a man was critically injured. Panic ensued at the mall two months ago when a shot was fired inside and a man was critically injured.
Surrounded by tearful family members, Otis "OJ" Reddic Jr. turned himself into police. Surrounded by tearful family members, Otis "OJ" Reddic Jr. turned himself into police.
Officials indicted the 21-year-old who surrendered himself to authorities. Officials indicted the 21-year-old who surrendered himself to authorities.

(WMC) - Officials indicted the 21-year-old who surrendered himself to authorities on attempted first-degree murder and eight other charges stemming from a shooting in March at the Oak Court Mall.

Panic ensued at the mall two months ago when a shot was fired inside and a man was critically injured; police lost track of the suspect despite a heavy presence around the area in East Memphis.

Surrounded by tearful family members, Otis "OJ" Reddic Jr. turned himself into police at the Criminal Justice Center at 201 Poplar Avenue on Wednesday.

District Attorney General Amy Weirich announced on Thursday that Reddic is being held on a $1 million bond. She says he pulled out a small handgun from an orange hoodie and fired at 22-year-old Theodis Pitchfork.

"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.

He spent nearly eight weeks on the run.

In addition to the attempted murder charge, Shelby County indicted Reddic on seven counts of reckless endangerment involving a deadly weapon and employing a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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