Teen arrested for Whitehaven motel murder

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Merrico Jackson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Whitehaven motel last month is behind bars.

Merrico Jackson, 19, has been booked on first-degree murder charges.

Police say Jackson shot and killed Marcus Griggs at the American Inn on Elvis Presley Boulevard on January 25th.

According to the affidavit, the shooting was in retaliation for a robbery earlier that day.