Tennessee teen indicted in fatal shooting during dice game

December 6, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Tennessee teenager has been charged with fatally shooting another player in a dice game.

The Shelby County district attorney’s office says 18-year-old Diedrich Coleman was indicted Tuesday on first-degree murder and other charges in the killing of 30-year-old Rico Ross in June.

Authorities say Coleman left the dice game after he began losing money. Prosecutors say returned with an AR-15 rifle and began shooting, hitting Ross several times. Ross died at a hospital.

Coleman is being held on $1 million bond. It is not immediately clear who will be representing Coleman in Criminal Court. His attorney when his case was in the lower General Sessions Court declined comment.

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