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Suspect arrested in murder of Akeila Ware

A suspect has been arrested in North Carolina in the Akeila Ware murder case, according to a press release from the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect has not been named. A press conference will be held Friday to release more details, per TCSO.

Ware, 29, and her unborn child were killed Tuesday in a car crash and shooting that occurred on Highway 18. She died shortly after arrival at a Columbus hospital.

TCSO responded to Highway 18 between Whitesville Road and West Drummond Road at approximately 12:49 p.m., according to Sgt. Stewart Smith.

The original call came in for a car crash, but upon arriva,l they found bullet holes in the car.

TCSO will release more details on the arrest Friday morning.