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 WKRN.com for updates.