From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department reports a Birmingham Police Officer was shot while working in an off-duty capacity on Saturday, November 13, at approximately 3:00 a.m.
According to the Birmingham Police Department, Officer Darius Gamble, 28, arrived at the Quest Club to work in an off-duty capacity as security. Upon arrival, Gamble was approached by club management and alerted a person armed with a gun inside the establishment. Gamble made contact with the suspect, Robert William Lee, 27, of Pleasant Grove, and during their interaction, a struggle ensued.
Lee’s weapon was discharged, and Gamble and Lee were wounded by gunfire. Gamble was able to subdue Lee. Gamble and Lee were transported to UAB Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Gamble has been released from the hospital and recovering.
Lee was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault Second on a police officer and unlawful possession of a
controlled substance and possession of marijuana second degree. Lee will be held in the Jefferson County Jail with a $31,000 bond. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is the lead investigative agency in this investigation.