Metro officer dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Officer Jonathan Perez died yesterday morning at his South Nashville apartment from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officers, including negotiators, responded to the apartment after information was received from a crisis hotline.  After not getting any response, entry was ultimately made and Perez was found deceased at 9:30 a.m.

Perez, 31, had been in a decommissioned status since March 29th when he was charged with misdemeanor stalking for allegedly continuously contacting a co-worker with whom he had a previous dating relationship.  Perez was a five year veteran of the MNPD.