Two charged in shooting that led to KPD officers' car crash

KNOXVILLE - Two men now face attempted first degree murder charges in a shooting that led to the injuries of two Knoxville Police Officers in a car crash.

On August 1, the officers were responding to the report of a shooting in the Montgomery Village Housing Development when they heard more gunshots. Officers on the scene called for additional back-up to help secure the area. 

Fearing a possible ambush and rushing to assist, Officers Jordan Henderson and Zach Wilson crashed into each other at the intersection of Moody Avenue and Chapman Highway. Both officers were treated and released from the hospital that night.

Officers arrested two men, Calixto Andres, Jr. and Randy A. Gomez, for the shooting of 26-year-old Daniel Wells.

According to arrest warrants, Andres and Gomez came up to Wells while he was sitting in his car. They began hitting and kicking the door until the window broke, then attacked Wells, eventually shooting him in the stomach.

Investigators believed the three men were involved in an ongoing dispute.

Andres and Gomez are scheduled for court on September 29th for a preliminary hearing.


(© 2016 WBIR)


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