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story.lead_photo.caption Latoshia Shunta Daniels ( Collierville Police Department )

A Little Rock social worker specializing in anger management is accused of fatally shooting a former Saint Mark Baptist Church pastor and injuring his wife in their west Tennessee apartment on Thursday, authorities said.

According to an affidavit filed by Collierville, Tenn., police, Latoshia Shunta Daniels, 39, arrived at an apartment belonging to Brodes and Tabatha Perry at the Meridian Parks Apartments, 1681 Elkstone Place South, about 9:30 p.m.

Tabatha Perry, 42, who was alone at the time, let Daniels in because she knew Daniels from when she and her husband lived in Little Rock, the document said.

The two talked for about half an hour before Brodes Perry, 36, who was serving as a pastor at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, came home and, soon after, followed his wife and Daniels to the front door, authorities said.

That was when Daniels reportedly drew a handgun from her jacket and shot Brodes Perry multiple times in his head and torso, repeatedly yelling, "You broke my heart," police said.

Daniels then shot Tabatha Perry in the shoulder as she knelt beside her husband, the affidavit states. According to officers, Daniels removed the gun's magazine and began to reload it with ammunition she pulled from her jacket pocket when Collierville police arrived shortly before 10:30 p.m.

According to a police report of the shooting, officers ordered Daniels to drop the gun and, when she didn't comply, an officer shot her with a beanbag shotgun and authorities took her into custody.

Brodes and Tabatha Perry were both taken to Regional Medical Center in Memphis, where Brodes Perry died early Friday morning. Documents provided by Collierville police do not include an update on Tabatha Perry's condition.

"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share with you the sudden passing of our Executive Pastor, Brodes Perry," a statement by Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church on Friday reads. According to the statement, Brodes Perry "was a phenomenal man, dedicated to the Kingdom of God."

Daniels was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville for her injuries, the affidavit said. When officers were called to take the woman back into police custody, authorities said, she managed to get free of the two and escape down a hall toward the hospital's intensive care unit. Officers caught up with Daniels, handcuffing the woman and taking her back into custody.

Daniels faces one count each of first-degree murder, attempted murder, assault on a police officer, escape and resisting arrest.

Latoshia Daniels had been a social worker in Little Rock and possessed a doctorate in social work with a specialization in criminal justice, according to a website for The Root Behavioral Health LLC. According to the website, she previously worked as a mental health consultant for the Little Rock Job Corps and was a contract mental health provider for the Pulaski County Juvenile Detention Center.

Daniels was no longer being held at the Shelby County jail by Monday afternoon, according to an online jail roster.

Metro on 04/09/2019

Print Headline: Police: Little Rock woman yelled 'you broke my heart' while fatally shooting pastor


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Archived Comments

  • Marie1942
    April 9, 2019 at 7:46 a.m.

    Yep, because we all know Republicans don't commit crimes like murder. Oh wait, here come the stats!

  • AuntPetunia
    April 9, 2019 at 10:25 a.m.

    Who said she was a republican? And how is that relevant?

  • GeneralMac
    April 9, 2019 at 10:57 a.m.

    A person with a "doctorate in social work" , " specializing in anger management "......has no control over her own anger ?

    Reminds me of a woman psychiatrist who has a nutcase father posting here.

    If you can't help yourself (Daniels) or you can't help your father( MRCOWARD's osychiatrist daughter )........just WHO can you help ?

  • GeneralMac
    April 9, 2019 at 11:07 a.m.


    ( got to correct hitting the wrong key before ARMNAR catches the mistake )

  • HarleyOwner
    April 9, 2019 at 11:25 a.m.

    "Hell has no fury like the wrath of a woman."

  • Seitan
    April 9, 2019 at 11:50 a.m.

    Why don’t more cops use beanbag guns? Apparently they work and less people die.

  • Cockeyedview
    April 9, 2019 at 11:56 a.m.

    The only reason I am glad she was shot with a bean bag is she is alive to tell the story. When the whole story comes out this it is going to be a good one!

  • GeneralMac
    April 9, 2019 at 12:05 p.m.

    .."was a contract mental health provider for the Pulaski County Juvenile Detention Center"

    What a role model she was !........SARC

  • Packman
    April 9, 2019 at 4:13 p.m.

    Hey seitan - Why don't you try being a cop. Had it been a .45 round to the head, taxpayers could have saved a lot of money on trials and incarceration for an obviously deserving bad guy(girl).

  • MaxCady
    April 9, 2019 at 4:34 p.m.

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.