A former police officer was charged with two counts of aggravated assault after he allegedly shot his ex-wife and shot at another man at a home near Blair Road in Roane County on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
Jeremy Alexander Gambrell, 41, of Harriman, was allegedly armed with a handgun when he went to the home of his ex-wife, Jenny Gambrell, at 142 Bridges Drive on Saturday afternoon, according to arrest warrants filed in Roane County General Sessions Court.
Jeremy’s father David Gambrell told the Roane County Sheriff’s Office that he heard gunshots and saw Jenny on the ground, and Jeremy was next to her holding her hand, the warrants said.
“David stated that Jeremy was apologizing to Jenny, and telling her that he loved her,” the warrants said.
Authorities said Jenny Gambrell was hit multiple times by gunshots and taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
A witness, Brice R. Dick, said Jeremy Gambrell was armed with a handgun. Dick told the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that Gambrell pointed the gun at him and shot as Dick ran away from Gambrell.
The warrants said Gambrell was armed with a Glock Model 23 .40-caliber handgun when officers arrived.
After a four-hour standoff with officers, Gambrell was taken to the Roane Medical Center because he said he had taken 20 Adderall, authorities said.
Gambrell previously worked as a police officer for the Lenoir City and Tennessee Valley Authority police departments. The TBI is assisting in the investigation of Saturday’s shooting.
Bridges Drive is in Roane County off of Blair Road north of the former K-25 site in west Oak Ridge.
More information will be added as it becomes available.