UPDATE: Man charged with murder in Jan. shooting death on Sweetwater Dr.

Updated: Feb. 4, 2021 at 2:15 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Police have arrested a suspect in the January murder of a man on Sweetwater Dr.

Columbus police have issued a warrant charging 29-year-old Deante Caruthers with the murder of 35-year-old Joseph Dukes.

Dukes was shot on Sweetwater Dr. in Columbus on Jan. 20 before driving himself to Moye Dr. and wrecking his vehicle. Police found Dukes lying on the ground next to the car.

He was taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional where he passed away from his injuries.

Caruthers was arrested Thursday night and charged with murder and violation of probation.

Anyone with information on Dukes’ murder is asked to contact detectives at 706-225-4268.

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