Jackson murder suspect charged with 3rd count of capital murder - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson murder suspect charged with 3rd count of capital murder

Joshua Dukes.....Source: JPD Joshua Dukes.....Source: JPD
James Hankins James Hankins
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Police have solved a February murder, and their suspect is already in jail, charged with two other capital murder counts.

Eighty-five year old James Hankins was shot and killed in the front yard of his home on McClure Road February 13, 2016. Police say he was doing yard work when a man approached him, shot him and took his wallet.

Thursday, detectives  identified 19-year-old Joshua Dukes and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

They didn't have to look far, because Dukes was already being held on two counts of capital murder.

He's charged in a March 5, 2016 double murder at 4906 Westhaven Boulevard were two Hispanic males were killed during the course of an armed robbery.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges and/or arrests are possible.

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