Woman charged with attempted murder after man shot, robbed at Memphis motel, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police have arrested a 21-year-old woman after a man was shot at a local hotel last year.

According to an affidavit, officers responded June 8, 2020, to a shooting at the Fair View Inn on American Way.

A man told police he had been shot.

He was rushed to Regional One in critical condition, records show.

The man told police he had asked a woman, identified as Elizabeth Jacobs, to meet him at the hotel room.

He said someone knocked on the door and Jacobs answered without asking who was there, the affidavit said.

A man entered the room and asked where the money was, but the victim said he told the man he didn’t have any money.

The man then reportedly called Jacobs “baby” and asked where the money was, records show.

The male victim then tried to flee, and the man began shooting at him.

The victim barricaded himself in the bathroom and the man continued to shooting at him, trying to get in.

The victim said he came out when the room got quiet. Someone at the hotel called police.

He told police his backpack with $3,000 inside was stolen, records show.

He had been shot twice and one of his lungs collapsed, records show.

On June 10, the victim identified Elizabeth Jacobs as the person who set him up to get shot and robbed.

She surrendered to police in Georgia and admitted to her involvement in the crime, the affidavit said.

She is charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder, Especially Aggravated Robbery and other crimes.