Man arrested in Texarkana for NYE murder in Atlanta, Texas


ATLANTA, TEXAS (KTAL/KMSS) – The man wanted for a deadly shooting on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta, Texas is in custody following his arrest Wednesday in Texarkana, Texas.

According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, a joint task force of the U.S. Marshal Service and East Texas Fugitive Task Force captured Da’Kyree Hawkins was wanted on a warrant for murder in the slaying of Vidarious Lakeieth Cooper.

The shooting happened around 3 p.m. December 31 at an apartment complex on Dogwood Street. Officers responding to a 911 call arrived to find Cooper had been fatally shot.

Soon after, authorities identified Hawkins as a suspect and issued an alert to be on the lookout. The sheriff’s office has not released additional details on exactly where and how Hawkins was caught.

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