NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A woman has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that took place at a Dickerson Pike motel Sunday.
Metro police said Jakira Coleman-Griffen, 20, of Detroit, was arrested in Cobb County in Georgia.
Staff of the Savoy Motel on Dickerson Pike found 60-year-old Gary O. McClain dead inside a motel room on Sunday around 10 a.m. McClain was seen arriving to the motel with Coleman-Griffen earlier that day.
Coleman-Griffen was suspected of taking McClain's 2017 Hyundai Accent, and was wanted in the murder.
Authorities spotted McClain's 2017 Hyundai Accent in Georgia and began to pursue the vehicle, leading to Coleman-Griffen's arrest.
At the time of her arrest, the suspect had a nine-millimeter handgun with her.
During an interview with MNPD homicide detectives, the suspect said that she killed McClain. Robbery is believed to be the motive.
An arrest warrant charging Coleman-Griffen with criminal homicide was issued Wednesday morning. She is expected to be returned to Nashville from Georgia.