Police arrest suspect in motel homicide

Police arrest suspect in motel homicide

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man is under arrest, accused of shooting and killing another man in a Whitehaven motel.

Police said officers found Marcus Griggs at the American Inn on Elvis Presley Boulevard around 9:15 p.m. on January 25. He had been shot in the chest and died on the scene.

According to the police report, physical evidence found on the scene allowed officers to develop 19-year-old Merrico Jackson as a suspect in the shooting. Four witnesses identified him and told officers Jackson said Griggs robbed him earlier that day. Jackson then told the witnesses he was going to kill Griggs.

Jackson is charged with first-degree murder.

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