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Darius Tate Sought for the Feb 10th Shooting Death of Jamahl Saunders


February 28, 2014


The investigation into the February 10th shooting death of Jamahl Saunders in the 1200 block of Berwick Trail in Madison shows that Saunders was unintentionally killed by a good friend as he and Saunders criminally opened fire on persons seated in a car parked on the street.
Madison Precinct detectives this evening are searching for Darius Montez Tate, 22, who is now under indictment on charges of reckless homicide for Saunders’ death, and two counts of attempted first-degree murder for shooting at two men in the car, Quvando Beddingfield and Donzell McKissack, both 23.
All four of the parties involved are convicted felons.  At the time of Saunders’ death, Tate was serving a four-year probated sentence received just last July for two felony cocaine convictions.  The other three individuals, Saunders, Beddingfield and McKissack, all have violent histories.
The investigation, headed by Detective Russ Thompson, shows that the February 10th gunfire was the result of a continuing feud between the men.  Beddingfield received a minor wound to the arm and ran from the scene.  Officers who were already in the area heard the shots and encountered Beddingfield on nearby Evergreen Drive.  They then went to Berwick Trail and found Saunders lying on the ground.  A gun was recovered next to his body.
Anyone seeing Darius Tate or knowing his whereabouts is urged to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600.


Darius Montez Tate