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Fort Smith Police arrest suspect wanted in connection to deadly shooting

Fort Smith Police arrested 19-year-old Hakim Williams in connection to the shooting death of Jeremiah Tabut.

FORT SMITH, Ark. — On Thursday, Dec. 9, Fort Smith Police announced they have arrested 19-year-old Hakim Williams, who is suspected of killing 19-year-old Jeremiah Tabut.

According to police, Williams was arrested and taken into custody Thursday night in Van Buren, following a pursuit that started in Fort Smith. Aric Mitchell with the Fort Smith Police Department says Williams was taken into custody without incident.

Williams was arrested on a warrant for first-degree murder in relation to the deadly shooting that happened just over a week ago on Dec. 1 on North 50th Street in Fort Smith. 

After officers arrived, witnesses at the scene took Tabut to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Police issued a warrant for Williams' arrest on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Williams will be arraigned on the first-degree murder charges on Dec. 15. 

Stay with 5NEWS for updates on this developing story.

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Jeremiah Tabut

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