Man Wanted for Oak Court Mall Shooting Arrested Before

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(Memphis) Otis Reddic, Jr., who police say shot someone in the Oak Court Mall, still hasn't been caught.

WREG has learned he has a long rap-sheet including drug and weapon charges.

Reddic is wanted for firing shots in the middle of Oak Court Mall last Thursday.

Now, he is wanted for attempted first degree murder and seven counts of reckless endangerment.

Police also arrested four other teenagers after the shooting for theft and carrying illegal guns.

Devon Avant, faced a judge and posted $3,000 bond.

Police said the mall shooting may be gang related, but won't know until they find Reddic, who friends call "OJ."

Investigators told WREG he could be anywhere, and it's possible he left the city.

Police consider Reddic armed and dangerous after they say he shot 22-year-old Theodis Pitchford in the chest outside the Loft Store Thursday evening.

Police said both Reddic and Pitchford were armed and have been in trouble before.

In the past two years, Reddic was arrested for drug and weapon charges. Pitchford was arrested for drugs, burglary and weapon charges.

Oak Court Mall security caught the whole thing on camera, but aren't releasing the video right now.

Management remains tight-lipped about what happened and won't say if they are adding new security measures.

The mall is back open, and today, the parking lot was buzzing with shoppers.

Reddic is still in The MED, and he is expected to be okay.


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