UPDATE: The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect as 33-year-old Byron Pipkin. He has been charged with first-degree murder, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, domestic assault-bodily harm, and existing warrants.

Byron Pipkin

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG)– The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect wanted in a Cordova homicide has been detained after being barricaded inside a South Memphis hotel.

Dozens of Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies filled the area of Ketchum Road and Airways Boulevard after receiving a tip the person accused of killing a woman in Cordova was hiding out at the Economy Inn. 

The suspect is reportedly wanted for a deadly shooting on Cross Wood Lane. The sheriff’s office said a woman was shot to death in a home Thursday morning.

The woman was later identified as 28-year-old Marquicha Thomas. Investigators said Thomas’s shooting death stemmed from a domestic violence incident.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect refused to come out after they were given verbal commands. As a result, a crisis negotiator was brought in.

The suspect’s loved ones also showed up to assist investigators.

After just over two hours of being barricaded inside one of the rooms, a person walked out of the room and was taken into custody.