Updated: Arrest Made in Jackson Fatal Shooting
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JACKSON - A suspect in Monday night's murder in Jackson has been captured in Calhoun County.
Calhoun County Sheriff's Office reports they located the man in a car they pulled over on the highway this morning.
The suspect was arrested on an outstanding warrant and turned over to Jackson Police. Earlier in the morning investigators learned that the murder suspect may have been in the Albion or Battle Creek areas.
Deputies located the suspect's vehicle in Albion shortly after 9 o'clock. The man was not with the car. The suspect was a passenger in a car that was stopped for a traffic violation on I-94 near 18 1/2 mile Road at about 11 o'clock.
The suspect's name has not been released pending his arraignment in Jackson.
He is accused of shooting to death 22-year-old Ricky Darnell Upshaw outside a home in the 1000 block of Adrian Street in Jackson shortly after 10 o'clock Monday night.
A Jackson man is dead after a shooting on the city's south side.
When police arrived around 10 o'clock Monday night to the 1000 block of Adrian Street, they found the victim, 22-year-old Ricky Darnell Upshaw, in the driveway.
Police say Upshaw took a bullet to his back. He was immediately taken to Allegiance \Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.
The Jackson Police Department is working with the Jackson County Major Crimes Task Force to put this case together.
Investigators say Upshaw's death is being investigated as a homicide, and currently they're trying to establish a motive and a suspect.
"We're following up on some leads right now," said Lieutenant Christopher Simpson of the Jackson Police Department. "We have quite a bit of ground to cover, and hopefully throughout the investigation we'll get somebody arrested."
Police say they've talked to a few witnesses, and were canvassing neighborhoods for more information.
As of Tuesday morning no arrests have been made.