Suspect in custody following shooting death outside Elm Hill Pike motel

Jerome Perkins Jr.

Jerome Perkins Jr. (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The suspect wanted in the shooting death of a man at a motel on Elm Hill Pike Thursday is in custody, according to Metro Police.

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. at the Baymont Inn & Suites on Elm Hill Pike.

27-year-old Jerome Perkins Jr. was taken into custody by Brentwood police.

Brentwood Police Assistant Chief Richard Hickey told News 2 Perkins Jr. drove a van that is believed to be stolen into the Annandale Subdivision in Brentwood.

He abandoned the van and stole another vehicle parked at a home in the neighborhood. The owner of the stolen vehicle saw Perkins Jr. steal the vehicle, and called police. Officers then found the vehicle and had a five minute pursuit with the suspect. Perkins Jr. then hit two of their patrol cars before stopping to run on foot, where he was taken into custody.

He is facing a charge of criminal homicide.

Witnesses told investigators Thomas and the shooter were involved in an argument just before the gunfire.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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