How to return Response with custom status code and message as JSON for response body with Slim Framework

I’m new with Slim framework. I want to know how to return response with the body and status code as I wish. For now, it only performs as I wish if the query returns records, but not if the query failed (e.g. select * from notexiststable) or returns nothing and with Firefox I see the status is 204 in both cases.

So here’s the code:

$app->get('/models', function (Request $request, Response $response) {
    $conn = getConnection();
    $result = pg_query($conn, "SELECT * FROM model where m_id = 2;");  //this will return 0 record!

    if  (!$result) {
        $data = array("Error Message" => 'Query did not execute successfully');
        $newResponse = $response->withJson($data, 500);
    else {
        if (pg_num_rows($result) == 0) {
            $data = array("Warning Message" => "There's no existent Model!");
            $newResponse = $response->withJson($data, 204);

        else {
            $data = array();
            while ($row = pg_fetch_assoc($result)) {
                $data['Models'][] = $row;               
            $newResponse = $response->withJson($data, 200);

    return $newResponse;


Thank you in advanced!

Source: stackoverflow-php