MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - After shooting a south Memphis landlord in an attempt to extort money last month, the suspect landed behind bars on Memorial Day.
According to the police affidavit, the victim told investigators that in February 2012, 26-year-old Portier Govan ordered him to pay him $2,000, even though he had no business dealings with Govan or owed him any money. Govan told the victim that if he didn't get paid he would kill the victim.
On April 20, the victim was checking in on rental property he owns in south Memphis and walked to a nearby convenience store to get a drink when Govan pulled up next to him. He got out of the car and asked the victim about the $2,000. When the victim told him he didn't have it, Govan pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the hip. Govan fled the scene when another vehicle approached.
Portier Govan was apprehended on May 28 and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and Extortion. He is being held at the Shelby County Jail on $500,000 bond.