Police identify person of interest in shooting that left child paralyzed

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Authorities identified a person of interest in a shooting that family says left a 9-year-old boy paralyzed. Jamarrius Rashad Rucker is wanted in relation to the Nov. 26 shooting. 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.
Jamarrius Rashad Rucker
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. 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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