Additional persons of interest sought in shooting that left child paralyzed

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police released photos of two more persons of interest in a shooting that family says left a young boy paralyzed. On Thursday, authorities identified one person of interest in the case as Jamarrius Rashad Rucker. The others featured in the gallery below have not been identified at this time.
The Memphis Fire Department said the shooting victim was rushed to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in critical condition around 10:30 p.m. Nov. 26 after being taken to the South Airways precinct with a gunshot wound. Investigators told WREG the shooting took place near Castalia Street and Person Avenue. The victim’s father said he and his son were inside a Lamar Avenue market when another customer and a clerk started arguing. The victim’s father said the unknown customer started trailing him as he was leaving the store. Soon after that, a shot was fired, hitting the little boy in the back as he sat in the passenger seat. Family later told WREG the boy was paralyzed by his injuries. Police were able to obtain the below surveillance video from inside the store and released photos of a person of interest Thursday. They later identified him as Rucker. Rucker was reportedly driving a silver sedan. Memphis Police said Rucker has two unrelated warrants for assault and vandalism worth $1,000 or less. Anyone with information on the crime should call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.


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