PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WRBL) – A suspect wanted for a double murder on Fort Benning Road in Columbus has been arrested in Alabama. According to the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office, Elijah Smith was arrested in Phenix City on April 20, 2022.

Sheriff Greg Countryman said Smith was taken into custody by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office Drug, Gang, and Fugitive Task Force with the assistance of the Phenix City Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations Task Force.

According to the Columbus Police Department, Smith is responsible for shooting and killing two men on Fort Benning Road earlier this month.

Police said both Marque Humber and Nakevius Petty were shot at around 6:30 p.m., in the 1200 block of Fort Benning Road on April 10, 2022. Both of the men were transported to the hospital following the shooting and would die a short time later. Humber was pronounced dead at 6:48 p.m. and Petty was pronounced dead 7:21 p.m.

According to police, a probable cause warrant for Smith was established and obtained on two counts of Murder and two counts Possession of a Firearm during Commission of a Crime.

Smith has been booked into the Russell County jail and will be extradited back to Muscogee County.

Police said the case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information should call Sergeant Thomas Hill at (706) 225-4345 or email him at You can also call the Homicide line at (706) 225-3161 or provide anonymous information at (706) 653-3188.