Nail Salon Shooting Suspect Found Dead

Jesus Perez

Jesus Perez

(Memphis) The man accused of killing the owner of a Cordova nail salon Monday night was found dead by Memphis Police.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Jesus Perez was found at a Shell gas station on Appling Road north of I-40 just after midnight Tuesday morning.

Officers say Perez had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Deputies believe Perez shot himself just a few hours after he shot and killed his estranged wife, 45-year-old Van Nguyen.

Deputies say Nguyen was unresponsive when they found her around 9 p.m. Monday inside the nail salon she owned at Appling and Dexter.

She died a short time later.