Suspect in Tuscaloosa apartment homicide taken into custody in Miss.

Tuscaloosa Homicide Suspect Captured in Mississippi

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit confirms a man wanted for a Sunday murder is now in police custody.

Eric Markett Hayward, 23, was arrested Monday evening by police in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

Ridgeland police say the suspect was pulled over Monday around 8:45 p.m. for having only one headlight. Hayward provided the officer his ID, which showed an outstanding arrest warrant for murder.

Hayward was taken into custody without incident. Police say a firearm was recovered from the vehicle.

Tuscaloosa police obtained the warrant for Hayward after a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon at Rum Creek Apartments. The shooting, according to investigators, happened around 3:45 p.m. Officers found the victim dead when they arrived.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Leonna Tucker.

Tuscaloosa police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting at Rum Creek Apartments.
Tuscaloosa police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting at Rum Creek Apartments. (Source: WBRC)

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