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Metro Officer Passes From Self-Inflicted Wound

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-05 15:35:12-04

An officer with the Metro Nashville Police Department has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities said negotiators responded to the South Nashville apartment of 31-year-old Officer Jonathan Perez early Sunday morning.

Officials said they went after they received information from a crisis hotline.

According to reports, officials could not make contact with Perez during a barricade, so they made entry.

He was found dead around 9:30 a.m.

Police said Perez had been decommissioned on March 29 after being charged with misdemeanor stalking. The charged allegedly stemmed from him continuously contacting a co-worker he had previously been dating.

Authorities said Perez was a five-year veteran of the police department.