A Tennessee pastor was fatally shot and his wife injured last Thursday by a woman who accused him of breaking her heart.
Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church first reported Friday that Brodes Perry, their executive pastor died suddenly.
“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share with you the sudden passing of our Executive Pastor, Brodes Perry. Please keep his wife and family lifted in prayer during this difficult time. Also, please keep the entire Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (DOC) membership in prayer. We ask that you respect the privacy of his family and of our church family during this difficult and sensitive time,” Rev. Dr. J. Lawrence Turner, the church’s senior pastor said.
He remembered Perry as “a phenomenal man, dedicated to the Kingdom of God.”
“His service and heart will truly be missed by all,” Turner said.
Police said in a News Channel 3 report however that Perry and his wife were attacked by Latoshia Daniels, a female family associate, and certified anger management specialist, at their home located at an apartment complex in Collierville.
Officers were called to the 1600 block of Elkstone Place on April 4 after residents reported hearing multiple gunshots and screams. The pastor and his wife were both found suffering from gunshot wounds while Daniels was still armed when officers arrived on the scene.
The pastor’s wife told officers Daniels showed up at their home unexpectedly on the night of the shooting. She allowed her inside their home because she knew Daniels. She said she was escorting Daniels back out when she brandished a handgun, started shooting and screaming “You broke my heart” at her husband.
Perry died at the Regional Medical Center while his wife was treated for her injuries.
Daniels was arrested and charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest News Channel 3 said.