Detroit woman to face charges in Dickerson Pike hotel shooting

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A Detroit woman has been arrested in Georgia in connection with the murder of a man in a Dickerson Pike hotel room, Metro Police said Wednesday.

Police said Jakira Coleman-Griffen, 20, was arrested in Cobb County, GA, just outside Atlanta, inside Gary McClain’s car.

BREAKING: Jakira Coleman-Griffen, 20, of Detroit, was arrested in Cobb County, GA, inside murder victim Gary McClain's car. During an interview with MNPD Homicide overnight, she admitted to shooting McClain in the head. A Nashville criminal homicide warrant has now been issued. <a href=”https://t.co/HZsUiYCoIr”>https://t.co/HZsUiYCoIr</a> <a href=”https://t.co/ku783HhX6M”>pic.twitter.com/ku783HhX6M</a>&mdash; Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MNPDNashville/status/1481311045666934792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 12, 2022</a>

Coleman-Griffen was arrested after Georgia authorities spotted McClain’s 2017 Hyundai Accent, which had been entered into a national database as stolen and initiated a pursuit. Coleman-Griffen had a 9mm semi-automatic pistol at the time of her arrest.

<a href=”https://www.wsmv.com/news/metro-police-are-looking-for-suspect-in-fatal-dickerson-pike-shooting/article_0c75d9f0-71b3-11ec-a0dd-1b73f08f83ce.html” target=”_blank”>McClain, of Nashville, was found dead Sunday</a> inside a room at the Savoy Motel on Dickerson Pike at 10 a.m. He had been seen earlier arriving with a woman, now identified as Coleman-Griffen.

During an interview with Metro detectives, Coleman-Griffen admitted to shooting McClain in the head. Robbery is believed to be the motive, according to police.

Metro Police said a criminal homicide warrant has been issued for Coleman-Griffen. She is expected to be returned to Nashville from Georgia in the near future.