Police seek person of interest in Thanksgiving shooting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Police seek person of interest in Thanksgiving shooting

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Police are looking for a fourth suspect in a Thanksgiving Day shooting that sent  a 10-year-old to the hospital.

Tuesday night, police arrested a third suspect. Timmoney J. Scales is charged with attempted second degree murder. But police said there is at least one more man they want behind bars.

Police said the boy is still in the hospital but that he is getting better. Meanwhile, investigators are still trying to close a strange and confusing case.

Since the shooting, police have arrested three men, charging all of them with attempted murder. Now investigators are looking for a fourth. Identified in the affidavit of complaint only as "Big Boo."

"We have a nickname. And investigators are working to develop his actual name. We don't have any charges against that person at this time," Monique Martin with the Memphis Police Department said.

According to the affidavit of complaint, there was a previous altercation between one of the men in the car and "Big Boo." The guys in the car spotted "Big Boo" walking down the street and started shooting at him.

Police said he is a person of interest.

"We don't know his connection into the shooting. If he was shooting or not. His participation in that will be determined when he's taken into custody," Martin said.

"Big Boo" might face charges in the case.

As for the other three men accused, they don't have extensive criminal records. Malachi Jaja has an open domestic assault case from three weeks ago. Reddie Chaffin was once found guilty of driving with a suspended license.

Timmoney Scales was charged with driving with a suspended license, but the case was dismissed in court.

All three face a far more serious case now.

Police said they have not gotten any Crimestoppers tips in  this case. They said they still need your help.

If you know where the fourth person of interest might be, they ask you call Crimestoppers at 528-CASH.


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