Million Dollar Bond For Oak Court Shooting Suspect

(Memphis) The man charged with opening fire inside the Oak Court Mall and shooting on person, then hiding from police for almost two months is being held on a million dollar bond.

A previous version of this story incorrectly indicated he was released on his own recognizance. That information was pertaining to an earlier case. We apologize for the confusion.

Otis Reddic turned himself in Wednesday at the Criminal Justice Center.

Today, Reddic was indicted.

Police say he fired several shots, one of which hit Theodis Pitchford March 6.

According to District Attorney General Amy Weirich, “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.”

Since then, police have been looking for Reddic who was considered an armed and dangerous fugitive.

Reddic is charged with Criminal Attempted First Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm While Committing a Felony and seven counts of Reckless Endangerment with a Deadly Weapon.

34 comments

  • Joe

    Why was this man with a long rap sheet released? Thanks Wanda Halbert for helping this gun wielding felon out of jail. I was going to vote for you. But after this dog and pony show, no way.

    • George Brown

      A previous version of this story incorrectly indicated he was released on his own recognizance. That information was pertaining to an earlier case.

    • George Brown

      A previous version of this story incorrectly indicated he was released on his own recognizance. That information was pertaining to an earlier case.

    • George Brown

      A previous version of this story incorrectly indicated he was released on his own recognizance. That information was pertaining to an earlier case.

  • whoyoukiddin

    Once again a confused citizen of Memphis here. Why was he let out on his own recognizance? He hid for gods sake for over two months! What makes you think he is going to show up for his court date? He shot someone!!!!!!!! This is the problem with this city. The courts do not care about our safety!

    • George Brown

      A previous version of this story incorrectly indicated he was released on his own recognizance. That information was pertaining to an earlier case.

  • Dorothy

    Joe, I will answer your question. But first, do not blame Wanda Halbert blame the Criminal Justice System. Now for the answer, the attempted murder of the “average” black man is not considered a horrendous crime in our society therefore the Get Out Of Jail FREE card applies. So Sad, but true and this is my emotional response and it has been proven over and over.

    • George Brown

      A previous version of this story incorrectly indicated he was released on his own recognizance. That information was pertaining to an earlier case.

    • HardTruth

      Hmmm, black crime isn’t taken seriously? Obama is the president and a black man, Eric Holder, is in charge of the Department of Justice.

      Why are they ignoring black crime?

      • NCOWife2

        PRESIDENT Obama is also a white man…are you having problems claiming your half? AND let’s get serious because you sound like a fool.

        A. Do you REALLY think that ALL black people in the city are criminals?

        B. What do you believe the Department of Justice should do OR better yet, in what capacity would this dept function, so that BLACK people are better governed?

        YOU are one sick puppy!

        Truth told…I do not support the leadership of this city, but I remember when Memphis was infested with white political criminals, as well. The only difference was that they tried to hide their dirty deeds (history tells us this going back to 1866 and even predating that) and the leadership of today couldn’t care less if their constituents know or not. What’s worse is when you look up information on Memphis and the first thing written is that Memphis has been racially polarized FOREVER. In other words…FULL OF RACIST and in 2014! I have a feeling that if Memphis were absolutely crime free, some of you would create a problem to complain about blacks.

        P.S. As a black woman, I don’t personally know anyone that has a criminal history or even an arrest (other than a contractor that swindled me) and no one in my family immediate, extended, or otherwise has ever committed any crime or have been arrested and NEWSFLASH, there are many, many more black people in this city just like me! AND we are just as tired of the repeat offenders.

      • George Brown

        Yes. There was confusion due to another case that appeared to be involved in this case. We apologize for the confusion

    • Joe Bo

      Great point ncowife, the hicks down here ignore their own henious acts while constantly attacking people of color. They blame the President even for bad weather, but ignore how the previous one got us involved in 2 wars. Wipping out Clinton’s ballanced budget, putting America in a 2 or 3 genration debt.

    • donthidebehindurscreen

      She has nothing to do with him being in jail.. she was coaching him and acting like his attorney on the interview..she’s a pawn in the game..what an idiot.

  • donthidebehindurscreen

    So…his whole family needs to be locked up for obstruction since they admitted they were hiding him. And no, Wanda is not to BLAME, but she’s a fool for putting her face up in support for a man who has such an extensive criminal history, I know she lost a lot of votes over it!! Funny how these guys act like Jesse James in the wild west on video shooting in the mall then they’re crying holding their momma’s talking about “I’m in fear for my life” I think you’re in fear of justice if anything! Every person standing in front of 201 with him on Wed should literally slap themselves for being a part of this circus. They all wanted their lil 5 seconds of camera time…guess you got it!

  • melonie9758

    Thanks to WANDA, he is still in jail??? I think not. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad he turned himself in. But he’s no boy scout here. Let’s hope he receives justice – that would be a new thing these days.

    • whoyoukiddin

      No we read what was reported first by channel 3 which was he was released on his own recognizance! That is why all of the outrage was be stated at first. If you will go back and look you will see all of ours have replies to them from channel 3 stating the first report was a mistake. We didn’t read what we wanted to we read what was published.

  • For Real

    Wanda is a doofus and so are you Peggy. Oh I want forget, Chris Williams is a Double Doofus.

  • HardTruth

    Memphis mommas are notorious for aiding and abetting their thug b@stard boys. What needs to happen is these babies mommas need to start getting locked up with their accursed chillums.

  • Tracy Smith

    Keep him there! He has been on the run for 2 months so his freedom ride is over. Thanks for turning yourself in, however you shouldn’t been out anyway! Thanks to the DA office for all this dealing and not being able to get the witnesses to show for court to testify against these criminals.

  • Bytemeagain

    I’m sure his mother would say the same thing as any Memphis thug’s mother, “My baby ain’t never done nothing to nobody”.

  • Julius Jones

    http://jssi.shelbycountytn.gov/

    Go look up his criminal history. Seems to me, I looked when his name was released as a suspect, and he had a pretty long record. That doesn’t even count the stunts he pulled as a juvenile.

    Halbert was just mugging. She always looks for a way to get in front of a camera. Do yourselves a favor, … listen to the knucklehead talk. She’s as dumb as a rock.

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