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Nashville murder suspect arrested in victim’s stolen car in another state, cops say

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Source: MEGA, Nashville Metro Police

Jan. 21 2022, Published 10:07 a.m. ET

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A woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in a Nashville area hotel room and police said she was found driving the victim's stolen car.

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Police say Jakira Coleman-Griffen, 20, of Detroit, was arrested in Cobb County, Georgia, inside the suspected stolen car, CBS 46 reported.

Coleman-Griffen was arrested after police spotted the victim’s 2017 Hyundai Accent, which had been entered into a national database as stolen, according to CBS 46.

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She had a 9mm semi-automatic pistol at the time of her arrest, CBS 46 reported.

The Cobb County Police Department released video of when they located the car and made the arrests of two people in the vehicle, including Coleman-Griffen, according to CBS 46.

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Gary McClain was found dead on Jan. 16 inside a room in the Savoy Motel on Dickerson Pike in Nashville, Tennessee, CBS 46 reported.

The victim was seen arriving at the room with a woman, now identified as Coleman-Griffen, according to CBS 46.

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Police say that Coleman-Griffen admitted during an interview to shooting McClain in the head, CBS 46 reported.

Investigators believe robbery was the motive, according to CBS 46.

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Nashville Metro Police said a criminal homicide warrant has been issued for Coleman-Griffen, and she is expected to be extradited from Georgia to Nashville, CBS 46 reported.

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Source: Cobb County Police
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Source: MEGA, Nashville Metro Police
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