Fairfield Inn murder suspect now behind bars

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Shelby County Jail

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is behind bars after police say he shot and killed a man at a local motel.

The shooting happened at the Fairfield Inn & Suites located on Macon Cove in early March.

Authorities said Rudelle Lesley made his way into the hotel, entered a room occupied by three individuals and robbed them.

One of those victims, Uti Makasini, was shot during the robbery over a large amount of marijuana.

Lesley was arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated robbery and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

He is scheduled to be in court Friday.

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