Note: This story was last updated at 11:42 a.m.
A 23-year-old Oak Ridge man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder for an alleged shooting in the Scarboro neighborhood on March 23.
Asante Devon Harris allegedly used a handgun to shoot at his ex-girlfriend on South Dillard Avenue at about 9:45 a.m. Monday, March 23, according to an arrest warrant filed in Anderson County General Sessions Court.
The warrant said the ex-girlfriend was not hit, and the Oak Ridge Police Department said last week that no injuries were reported.
The ORPD said last week that it was searching for Harris and considered him armed and extremely dangerous. Officers recovered evidence that indicated Harris fired several shots, the Police Department said.
The ORPD said then that it had secured three felony warrants for Harris on charges of attempted first-degree murder, felony reckless endangerment, and felony vandalism.
One of the arrest warrants filed in Anderson County General Sessions Court said officers located what appeared to be a .380-caliber casing in the roadway and damage to Dowdell’s vehicle, according to ORPD Officer Tim Buckner.
Harris was arrested overnight and booked into the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton, where he remained jailed on Tuesday morning. His bonds total $150,000.
The Oak Ridge Police Department reported that Harris turned himself in at about 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 30.
The ex-girlfriend, Kenda Dowdell, told Buckner she was at a home at 232 South Dillard Avenue talking to another person when Harris stopped his gold Infinity near the home, got out of the car, and asked, “Where the (expletive) is my system?” Harris then allegedly produced the handgun and started to shoot at her, Dowdell told Buckner.
“Dowdell stated she was in fear for her life and knew he was trying to kill her,” the warrant said.
Dowdell said she ran behind a home on South Dillard and continued to run until she made it to a friend’s house on South Fisk Avenue, where she hid behind the home. She thought she was hit by a round while running but wasn’t, Buckner said.
He said Dowdell heard more gunshots after she ran and saw Harris driving toward the house where she was hiding and then continue to drive north on Fisk.
A witness said she saw Harris pull into the area and begin shooting toward Dowdell. A second warrant for vandalism said Harris also shot Dowdell’s vehicle, hitting it in two spots and shattering the back window.
“While Harris shot at Dowdell’s vehicle, he shot in to the side of an unoccupied home at 226 South Dillard Avenue,” Buckner said.
Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $1,000, and damage to the home was estimated at $500.
The reckless endangerment warrant said Harris put people in the area in danger by discharging his weapon with a reckless intent.
More information will be added as it becomes available.