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Deputies arrest suspect for deadly shooting in Stafford County

According to a spokesperson from the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, the arrest was made in Sumter County, South Carolina.

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — Sumter County deputies have arrested 22-year-old Tarik Shiggs as a suspect for the murder of 25-year-old Christopher McDuffie who was shot on Feb. 21 in Stafford County. 

The shooting took place at 205 Garrison Woods Dr. at the Garrison Woods Apartments, officials say. Deputies were called to the area around 2:30 p.m. and found McDuffie who had been shot several times. McDuffie died from his injuries at the hospital, officials said. 

Detective N.D. Ridings was assigned as the lead investigator for the case and identified Shiggs as the suspect, officials said.

The Stafford County Sherrif's Office obtained warrants for murder and use of a firearm in the commision of a felony. Accordind to officials, detectives learned that Shiggs fled the area and is in South Carolina. The Stafford County Sherrif's Office worked alongside the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Fugitive Team and the Sumter County Sherriff's Office to locate Shiggs.

On Feb. 25, South Caolina authorities located Shiggs and he was brought into custody. Shiggs is being held in the Sumter County Detention Center until he can be tranferred back to Stafford County.

The suspect that deputies searched for was descibed as a Black man in his 20s, standing 5'10" tall, weighing around 175 pounds and wearing a black ski mask, skull cap, grey sweats and a blue hoodie. Officials said the suspect was armed with a handgun. 

This is a developing story. More details will be added as they become available.


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