Middle Tenn. woman arrested after mother of 3 shot, killed answering door

Courtesy: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman is in custody after a mother of three was shot and killed after answering her door early Sunday morning.

Paige Elliott (Courtesy: Metro Police Department)
Paige Elliott (Courtesy: Metro Police Department)

Olympia Hobbs was killed around 2 a.m. at her home on Hopewood Court after the suspect knocked on her door.

The woman’s two younger children, ages 5 and 13, were inside the home when the deadly shooting occurred.

Police said Paige Elliott was developed as a potential suspect during the course of their investigation.

During an interview, police said she implicated herself in the crime. Police believe Hobbs was killed during and attempted robbery and that others were also present at the time.  Additional arrests are expected.

Elliott, 20, is charged with homicide and is being held in lieu of $250,000 bond.

News 2 spoke with Hobbs’ oldest son Deri on Monday who said he plans to live a better life in honor of his mother.

Olympia Hobbs
Olympia Hobbs was shot and killed after she answered her door early Sunday morning.

“I’ve got to be able to call my little brother and say, ‘Do you want to stay with me?’ Or my little sister and get them so we can stay together.”

Friends and family members told News 2 they will step up and help Hobbs’ children during this difficult time.

“If one is hurt, we all hurt,” family friend Thomas Matthews said. “We pull together for that person who is hurting. Just give him some backbone.”

Since her untimely death, neighbors have gathered in prayer around a makeshift memorial near Hobbs’ home.

Photo: WKRN
A makeshift memorial has been set up outside the mother of three’s home. (Photo: WKRN)

“I just want to ask everyone to pray for me. Pray for my mom, pray for my sister and pray for my brother,” Deri said.

Deri’s younger siblings are currently in the care of relatives.

Officers at the scene told News 2 Hobbs was able to communicate with police after she was shot but would not give them suspect information.

Police said they believe Hobbs knew the gunman.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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