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Man charged with West Memphis motel murder is on parole for another shooting

Roderick Parrish/Photo: West Memphis Police

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A man has been charged with a murder at a West Memphis motel.

Roderick Parrish is under arrest.

He is currently being treated at a Memphis hospital.

Police say he was injured during a drug deal at the Motel 6 that led to the Wednesday shooting.

When he is released, he will be extradited to Arkansas.

Police say Parrish has a lengthy criminal history and is on parole for a previous shooting.