(WMC-TV) – Investigators arrested three suspects in a Thursday afternoon murder in the Coro Lake area, according to court records.
Mark Whitely, 24 , was booked Friday. He admitted he helped plan and execute a robbery at a house in which Tyler Gurien was shot and killed by another co-defendant.
Jonathan Bolden, 28, was arrested first, and Ryan Winston, 21, was also arrested.
All three suspects are charged with first-degree murder in perpetration of a robbery.
Police say Bolden, Whitely, and one other people went to Gurien’s house intending to rob him. While there, one of the individuals pulled out a shotgun and shot Gurien. Police say Bolden admitted his participation in the plan to rob Gurien.
Bolden is scheduled to be in court Monday morning.
Memphis police were called to the house Thursday afternoon after neighbors reportedly found a man’s body in a blood-covered basement.
According to police, this latest trouble began about 2 p.m. on Dec. 26 in the 4800 block of East Shore. Responding officers found Gurien in a puddle of blood in the basement of that house. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators determined that Whitely, Winston and Bolden were responsible for robbing Gurien, then killing him with a shotgun, police said. All three remain jailed.