Hermitage truck driver found shot, killed on Shelby County interstate

Tennessee News

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A homicide investigation is underway in Shelby County after a 30-year-old truck driver from Hermitage was found fatally shot inside the cab of a semi Wednesday morning.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was discovered inside of a tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder of I-269 near Macon Road.

Dajuante Stuart
Dajuante Stuart (Courtesy: Family)

Detectives reviewed video footage from inside the truck’s cab and determined someone had shot the driver, identified as Dajuante Stuart, a 30-year-old man from Hermitage.

The sheriff’s office issued photos Wednesday night showing a “person of interest” wanted in the case. That man, later identified as 27-year-old James Huddleston, surrendered to law enforcement in Shelby County early Thursday morning, investigators said.

Hours later, detectives charged Huddleston with first-degree murder. A motive for the killing was not released.

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James Huddleston (Courtesy: Shelby County Sheriff’s Office)

Anyone with additional information on the homicide investigation should contact the Shelby County CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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