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Truck driver wanted in Mississippi murder case allegedly fatally shot Tennessee man while on run, police say

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Source: Nashville Metro police

Sep. 9 2021, Published 4:42 p.m. ET

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A truck driver who is accused of committing a murder in Mississippi is now in custody in connection to a second slaying in Tennessee, police said.

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At around 12:20 a.m. Aug. 15, 2020, Nashville police responded to reports of a shooting and discovered Darrell Lamont Walker, 55, shot multiple times behind a market. He was rushed to TriStar Skyline Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

A witness told officers a man ran from the scene of the shooting, and investigators later identified 23-year-old Alex Carmichael Williams of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as a prime suspect.

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Williams, who was out on bond in connection to another fatal shooting, surrendered to Nashville police on Sept. 8 and he was placed under arrest on a charge of first-degree murder, the Tennessean reported.

According to authorities, at the time of the Nashville shooting, Williams was wanted for allegedly shooting and killing 25-year-old Jermaine Hunter outside the victim’s home in Hattiesburg, on June 29, 2020. Williams surrendered to Mississippi law enforcement that October.

Williams also faces a first-degree murder charge in that case. He is currently being held without bond at the Davidson County Jail in Tennessee.

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