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Man charged with shooting into card game, killing player

Man was shot multiple times and died at a hospital. Investigators said he was not the intended target.
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Published: Apr. 13, 2021 at 6:52 AM EDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a Tennessee man who fired a gun into an outdoor card game has been charged with killing one of the players.

The Shelby County district attorney’s office says 32-year-old Derrick Conway has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the May 2020 death of 49-year-old Freddie Sledge. Investigators said several men were playing cards at a table in a south Memphis field when Conway drove up, said something to one of the men and then began shooting.

Sledge was shot multiple times and died at a hospital. Investigators said he was not the intended target.

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