A police report and affidavit reveals shocking new details about the moments leading up to the shooting death of a Memphis pastor inside his Collierville home.
The shooting happened on April 4 at the Meridian Park Apartments in Collierville. Police were called to the area around 10:30 p.m.
Officers said a man and woman were shot in what appeared to be a "domestic situation."
Brodes Perry, the associate pastor at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, was killed. His wife was also injured in the shooting.
Police arrested Latoshia Daniels and charged her 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.
Investigators said Latoshia Daniels arrived at the apartment Thursday evening. Brodes Perry's wife told police she allowed Daniels inside the apartment because she was an acquaintance that the couple knew while they were living in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The woman said she spoke with Daniels for about 30 minutes before her husband arrived at the apartment. Daniels talked with the couple for about ten minutes before she reportedly started to leave the apartment.
While the couple was escorting Daniels to the front door - she removed a handgun from her jacket and began to shoot Mr. Perry several times, according to the arrest affidavit. Perry's wife told investigators Daniels repeatedly said "you broke my heart" while she was shooting.
The affidavit states Mrs. Perry then started to scream for help and bang on the neighbors' door to call the police. Daniels was allegedly walking towards the kitchen when she re-entered the apartment.
As the pastor's wife knelt down to check on her husband, Daniels shot her in the shoulder and told her to "get out the way," according to police.
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