Woman screams ‘you broke my heart’ while shooting pastor, wife: police

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — "You broke my heart" were the final words police said a woman told a pastor before shooting him several times, WREG reported.

According to police, officers were called to the Meridian Place Apartments in Collierville on Thursday after receiving calls from residents stating they had heard multiple gunshots and screams.

Police found Brodes Perry, executive pastor at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, and his wife suffering from gunshot wounds.

Authorities said the alleged shooter, Latoshia Daniels, was still armed and refused to put down the gun.

The pastor's wife told police Daniels showed up at her home unexpectedly the night of the shooting. Having known her from her time living in Little Rock, she agreed to let her inside the home.

The wife was escorting Daniels back out when the suspect pulled a handgun and started shooting, screaming "You broke my heart" at the husband, according to a court affidavit.

A police report said his wife knelt by him and Daniels told her to get out of the way, then shot her in the left shoulder.

Perry’s wife told police she didn’t know of any affair taking place between the two, but Daniels actions made that seem to be a possibility.

Both victims were taken to the Regional Medical Center where Brodes Perry later died.

While at the hospital, police said Daniels also attacked an officer. Police said the officer was trying to take her into custody and but she jerked away and shoved him before taking off running. Officers said they had to force her to the ground and arrested her.

Daniels was charged with first degree murder, attempt first degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

She was being held without bond and will be in court Tuesday at 2 p.m.

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