U.S. Marshals seek man wanted in Memorial Day shooting

JACKSON, Tenn. — U.S. Marshals are asking for public input in their search for a man wanted in connection with a Memorial Day shooting in Jackson.

Tychicus Randle

Tychicus “T.J.” Randle

Tychicus “T.J.” Randle is wanted on an attempted first-degree murder charge, according to a U.S. Marshals release.

They said Randle, 26, should be considered armed and dangerous. He is described as standing about 5-feet-9 inches tall and weighing around 175 pounds and having brown eyes and black hair.

According to documents from Jackson City Court, Randle was at the scene of a Monday afternoon shooting in the 900 block of East College Street.

Police said Randle knocked on the victim’s door and told him someone needed to see him before the accused gunman, David Cornell Travis, allegedly shot the victim in the abdomen.

Travis is in custody and is also charged with attempted first-degree murder.

The victim underwent emergency surgery at a Jackson hospital and later identified Travis as the gunman from a photo lineup, according to police.

It’s a shooting that family members tell WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News they were shocked to hear about.

“Who could have (done) this? He’s not the type to be in the streets. He basically came home and (took) care of his family, so I was just shocked,” the victim’s sister-in-law, Britney Cole said Thursday afternoon. “Justice will be served. You’ve got to man-up to what you did. I just wish all the killing would stop.”

Anyone with information on Randle is urged to call U.S. Marshals at (731) 427-4661. A reward is offered for information that leads to an arrest, and all tips are confidential.

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