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Woman arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run

Tamala Ware, 47, charged with hit-and-run and DWI. (Source: Shreveport Police Department) Tamala Ware, 47, charged with hit-and-run and DWI. (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
Demetrius Dukes Jr. ( (Source: Family members) Demetrius Dukes Jr. ( (Source: Family members)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Shreveport police have arrested a woman in connection with a fatal hit-and-run wreck in June.

Officers took 47-year-old Tamala Ware into custody in the 6100 block of Ambleside St. just before 6 Wednesday evening.

She was wanted for her alleged role in the wreck that fatally hurt Demetrius Dukes Jr. on June 22. 

The 16-year-old and two of his cousins were walking to a store along Range Lane about 10:30 p.m. when a vehicle knocked Dukes into a ditch.

Ware reportedly got out of her car to see what happened but quickly got back in and drove off. 

Dukes was taken to University Health in Shreveport where he later died.

Ware is in Shreveport City Jail charged with hit-and-run and DWI. 

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