As plans were being made today by survivors of Kadeidrah “Dee Dee” Marsh for a prayer vigil, the 20-year-old woman suspected of shooting her arrived at a West Side church seeking help in surrendering to police.
The Rev. Marshall Hatch, senior pastor at New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 4301 W. Washington Blvd., said that Tennille Tyson surrendered to 15th District officers under the direction of Commander Alfonza Wysinger at 12:40 p.m.
“We received a call to help facilitate the surrender of Ms. Tyson at our church,” said Rev. Hatch, who said he and others prayed with Tyson before calling police. “We assured her it was the right thing to do, and we encouraged her to trust in God.”
Tyson is now being questioned by police at the 25th District, where the shooting happened, about the death Sunday night of 15-year-old Kadeidrah Marsh, an honor student at Orr High School.
“Our hearts go out to all of the families involved,” he added.
Kadeidrah, a sophomore at Orr, was walking with her two older sisters to their grandmother’s house in the 800 block of North Waller. They were confronted by a young woman who was reportedly involved in an ongoing dispute with one of her sisters over a boyfriend. The woman yelled at the three sisters and fired a shot that was apparently intended for Kadeidrah’s sister.
Kadeidrah died in the arms of Lakeva Morganfield, her 25-year-old sister, who lives on West Polk.
Rev. Hatch said that he understood that there might be “extenuating circumstances” in the incident, but that Tyson, who has retained an attorney, did not speak with him regarding any specific details of the shooting.
Hatch said he and others wanted it to be known that a suspect had been identified in the shooting so as to avoid any potential problems, such as retribution.
“It’s always a concern when people live so close together,” said Rev. Hatch.
At 5:30 tonight, there will be a prayer vigil for Kadeidrah Marsh’s family and friends at Miracle Center Baptist Church, which is at 5634 Chicago Ave.
Delores McCain contributed to this report.