Police: Murder suspect tried to escape police custody after shooting Memphis pastor, wife

Police: Murder suspect tried to escape police custody after shooting Memphis pastor, wife

COLLIERVILLE, TN (WMC) - Collierville police say a murder suspect tried to escaped police custody hours after killing a Memphis pastor and injuring his wife.

Brodes Perry was shot and killed during an apparent domestic dispute Thursday night in Collierville. His wife was also shot.

Police say Latoshia Daniels, of Little Rock, is responsible for the crime.

Both victims knew Daniels and Perry’s wife let her into their apartment 30 minutes before Perry arrived at home. A police report says Perry’s wife went to escort Daniels out and that’s when Daniels began shooting. At some point, the police report says Daniels shouted, “You broke my heart.”

At one point, Daniels told Tabatha to “get out of the way” before shooting her in the shoulder. She told police Daniels was reloading the gun before police got there.

Perry was shot multiple times in the head and torso. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Man shot at Collierville apartment died

Daniels was also taken to the hospital where she tried to escape. Police say as they were trying to handcuff her she shoved an officer and took off running, then grabbed his uniform shirt and started swinging at him.

Daniels was taken back into custody and charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, assault on a police officer, escape and resisting arrest.

Perry’s wife told police that Daniels comments made it seem that her husband was having an affair with Daniels, but she was unaware.

This revelation comes just shy of two months after the pastor posted on Facebook, “Thank you for navigating this thing called life with me,” about his wife on Valentine’s Day. In the post, he says it’s their fifth anniversary.

Perry served as the executive pastor at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church.

Arkansas records show Daniels is a licensed certified social worker. Her license was issued in 2012 and expires in 2020.

A spokesperson from Walden University confirmed Daniels graduated with a Doctor of Social Work with a Criminal Justice concentration. We also confirmed Daniels graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2003 after studying criminal justice and received her Master of Social Work in 2007.

Daniels is behind held without bond and is scheduled to be in court Tuesday.

We have also asked Arkansas for more details on her license.

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