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Man faces 1st degree murder charge in shooting death of trucker


UPDATE 3:15 PM January 9—————————————-

Police have identified a suspect who has been charged in the shooting death of a truck driver in Tennessee.

On Wednesday morning, 30 year old truck driver Dajuantae Stuart was found shot to death in the cab of his truck parked alongside I-269 in Shelby County, Tennessee.

After a manhunt, the shooting suspect surrendered to authorities on Thursday morning.

Police have identified the suspect as 27 year old James Huddleston.

Huddleston has been charged with multiple felonies including first degree murder, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday afternoon.

ORIGINAL REPORT—————————————————-

Tennessee police say that they have a suspect in custody in connection with the shooting death of a semi truck driver.

Early on Wednesday, January 8, police found 30 year old Tennessee-based truck driver Dajuante Stuart dead in his truck as it was parked along the shoulder of I-269 west of Memphis.

Stuart was killed by an apparent gunshot wound, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

After police reviewed video recorded by Stuart’s truck, his death was ruled a homicide and authorities launched an investigation to find the suspect.

On Wednesday evening, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office released images of a person of interest in the homicide investigation. That person was described as a male in his 20’s with a tattoo on his bicep carrying a Mario backpack. Police said that he was considered “extremely dangerous.”

After issuing the call for public help in locating the person of interest, police say that the man surrendered into police custody.

The motive for the shooting remains unclear at this time.

This is a developing story.

Update: The person of interest in the homicide investigation on I-269 has surrendered to deputies. Thank you to our…

Posted by Shelby County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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