Knoxville police arrest man in deadly January shooting

The shooting happened on Jan. 17 in the 1200 block of Bradshaw Garden Road at 7:15 p.m.
Officials said a midnight black Toyota Camry that was involved in the shooting left the scene before officers arrived.
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 9:42 PM EST|Updated: Jun. 1, 2023 at 9:13 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knoxville Police Department officers have arrested a man in connection to a deadly shooting that happened in January of 2023, according to Communications Manager Scott Erland.

The shooting happened on Jan. 17 in the 1200 block of Bradshaw Garden Road at 7:15 p.m., Erland told WVLT months ago. Since then, authorities had been on the lookout for a car that was caught on camera during the shooting.

Erland told WVLT News that the shooting was sparked by a car crash on the road. After the crash, a person reportedly confronted the victim, Jeronimo Gomez, 30, and shots were fired. Gomez was then taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he died.

Officials said a midnight black Toyota Camry that was involved in the shooting left the scene before officers arrived.

Now, Samer Jurdi is in custody, Erland said. He was reportedly taken into custody early Thursday morning by members of KPD’s Community Engagement Response Team.

Samer Jurdi
Samer Jurdi(KPD)

Following the arrest, Jurdi was indicted by a Knox County Grand Jury for voluntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, leaving the scene of an accident and employing a firearm during a dangerous felony.

Jurdi has been booked into the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility, where he is being held on a $250,000 bond.