MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man told police he was involved in the death of a man in Frayser, and took money and a weapon off the victim, according to court information.
Robert Phillips, 22, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder in perpetration of a robbery and especially aggravated robbery.
The victim, identified by police as Labron Woods Jr., was found shot to death inside a Mazda CX-5 on Portland Avenue near North Watkins on Monday, after police were called to a suspicious vehicle.
Phillips was named as a suspect and agreed to come speak with police Wednesday. Police say he admitted to planning Woods’ execution, was involved in the shooting, helped relocate the body and took money and a weapon from the dead man.
Police said Phillips is a member of the Vice Lords gang and the killing was gang-related.