TBI adds drive-by suspect to Tenn. most wanted

By The Associated Press

MEMPHIS — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday added a 22-year-old man suspected of being involved in a fatal drive-by shooting in Mississippi to the state’s most wanted list.

Rico Reynaldo Fleming is wanted by authorities in Marshall County, Miss., on one count of homicide in the Christmas morning shooting that killed 16-year-old Derica Patterson of Memphis, the TBI said in a statement. Fleming, of Moscow, Tenn., also is charged with five counts of drive-by shooting.

Authorities in Fayette County, Tenn., also are searching for Fleming for allegedly violating probation on charges including attempted second degree murder, the TBI said. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Corey Albright, 31, of Rossville, Tenn., and a 16-year-old juvenile have been arrested in the shooting, Marshall County authorities have said. The juvenile’s name has not been released.

The shooting took place shortly before 3 a.m. Christmas Day along U.S. Highway 72 just west of Slayden in Marshall County. Evidence indicates the suspects fired high-powered rifles into a Mercury Grand Marquis in which six people were riding, authorities said.

Patterson died on the scene. Four others were wounded and one was unhurt. Only one of the four wounded people agreed to be hospitalized.

Patterson’s family said the six had left a party in Jackson, Miss., where they reportedly got into an argument with the suspects.

Fleming was last seen in a black 2000 Buick Park Avenue with a Tennessee license plate, the TBI said. A $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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