Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Oak Court Mall Shooter Sentenced to 14 Years

Posted By on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 3:23 PM

click to enlarge Otis Reddic
  • Otis Reddic

A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for shooting another man inside Oak Court Mall last spring.

On March 6th, 2014, Otis Reddic reportedly fired a small handgun at 22-year-old Theodis Pitchford as he stood with some friends near a kiosk on the mall’s lower level. Pitchford was struck once in the left side during the shooting. Seven others in the area fled for safety.

Today, Reddic was sentenced to 14 years in prison for attempted second-degree murder, employing a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony and seven counts of reckless endangerment.

According to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office (SCDAG), Reddic entered an Alford plea in which a defendant proclaims his innocence while admitting prosecutors have enough evidence to obtain a conviction.

The shooting last March left Pitchford hospitalized, but he managed to survive. Following the shooting, Reddic fled the scene and remained on the run for nearly two months before turning himself into law enforcement on April 30th, 2014.

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