A man was found shot to death inside a Dickerson Pike motel Sunday morning, Nashville police reported.
Police identified the man as Gary O. McClain, 60. He was found by motel staff at 10 a.m. inside a room at the Savoy Motel, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.
MNPD announced Wednesday that Jakira Coleman-Griffen, 20, of Detroit, was arrested in Georgia in connection with the shooting. She is in custody in Cobb County, Georgia. A warrant charging her with criminal homicide was issued in Davidson County on Wednesday.
Coleman-Griffen was returned to Nashville and booked into jail there on June 27, police said. She is set to appear before a judge on June 29, records show.
How the arrest unfolded
Police said a woman was seen arriving to the motel with McClain earlier Sunday morning, then leaving with his car.
Authorities in Georgia spotted McClain's car, which was listed as stolen in a national database, and pursued it. MNPD said Coleman-Griffen had a nine millimeter semi-automatic pistol at the time of her arrest.
"During an interview with MNPD Homicide detectives overnight, Coleman-Griffen admitted to killing McClain by shooting him in the head," MNPD said in a news release Wednesday. "Robbery is believed to be the motive."
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