Central States Violent Crime

James Graham Arrested for Allegedly Killing His Nephew Over Thanksgiving Dinner

James Graham, 48, suspected in the deadly shooting of his 16-year-old nephew Freland Pridgen during Thanksgiving dinner has been arrested.

James Graham, had been on the run for multiple days after the shooting happened at a home in the 9000 block of Ward Street in Detroit.

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Police say suspect James Graham allegedly became angry his nephew Freland Pridgen got a better plate of food at Thanksgiving dinner, walked upstairs, loaded a shotgun and shot his nephew in the back of the head.

Relatives say Graham had been recently released from prison. He spent a decade behind bars for setting the mother of his children on fire.

He then escaped in his powder blue Chevy pickup truck with partial license plate # 1317. Graham is described as a black male, 5-feet-9 weighing 198 pounds. He may be hiding out with other relatives or friends.

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