Suspect charged in incident at The Quest in Birmingham that left a policeman shot in the foot in the foot, leaving the officer shot in the foot

Suspect charged in incident at The Quest in Birmingham that left a policeman shot in the foot in the ...

On Tuesday, a suspect arrested in the aftermath of an incident at The Quest nightclub in Birmingham that left an officer with a gunshot wound to his foot.

Robert William Lee, 27, of Pleasant Grove, is charged with second-degree aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of controlled substance.

He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail at 7:20, Saturday; and remained held Monday with $31,000 worth of bond. Court records show he has a long record of arrests on drug charges and a previous conviction on burglary.

The injured officer was identified by the Police Monday as 28-year-old Darius Gamble. He joined the force in 2017 and was released by the United States Army in 2013.

Gamble left the city shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday to work an off-duty job. The club stays open 24 hours.

A Birmingham police officer was shot inside The Quest on Birmingham's southside while the battling struggle broke out. (Birmingham Police) A Birmingham policeman was shot while attempting to enter the Quest Club, a restaurant on the South side of Birmingham's street.

After Gamble entered the club, he was met by staff who told him that a person inside was a gunman. The officer contacted Lee and a struggle ensue ensued. Mauldin said that the suspect was fired from the gun but also injured Gamble and Lee.

Gamble was shot in the foot and Lee was injured in the lowest extremes. Mauldin said no indication that the officer fired his weapon.

Gamble was able to subdue the suspect before other officers arrived.

Both of the two were taken to UAB Hospital. Lee was quickly treated and released and booked into the jail within hours.

Gamble was treated and released, and is in a recovering state in the hospital.

The State Bureau of Investigation will lead the investigation, so as to protocol with specialized shootings.

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