Wednesday, 06 March 2019 11:46

Man Indicted in Motel Slaying

March 6, 2019 – A 30-year-old Memphis man has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of another man last December in the lobby of a Parkway Village-area motel, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A grand jury also indicted defendant Travis Haynes on one count of tampering with evidence by disposing of the gun he used and three counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun. He is being held in the Shelby County Jail.
Investigators said the shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 10, 2018, at the Garden Inn & Suites at 3419 American Way at Lamar.
Witnesses said Haynes walked into the lobby and sat in a chair, and moments later victim Jeremy Robinson, 30, walked in and exchanged words with Haynes. At that point, Haynes got out of his chair, confronted Robinson and then pulled gun and began shooting at close range.
After Robinson fell to the floor, Haynes stood over him and shot the victim three more times, according to investigators.
Haynes walked out the door and drove away in a red sedan, but he was located and arrested a short time later.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Kirby May.