On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Jackson Police Officers responded to 843 McCluer Rd. regarding a shooting. Upon officers' arrival it was learned that Mr. James Hankins had been shot in the head at this location. He was transported to UMMC via AMR where he later succumbed to his injury and was pronounced deceased. During the preliminary investigation, it was learned that the victim was in his yard doing work when he was approached by an unidentified black male subject. The subject shot him and robbed him for his wallet. He fled the scene running on foot.
On April 14, 2016, after a legnthy investigation by Robbery/Homicide Detectives, Joshua Dukes was developed and identified as the suspect in this investigation. A warrant for Capital Murder has been issued for his arrest. He is still currently being held on two counts of Capital Murder for his alleged involvement in the incident that occurred on March 5, 2016 at 4906 Westhaven Bvld. where two Hispanic males were fatally wounded during the course of an armed robbery.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges and/or arrests are possible.
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