One arrested, one wanted in July 20 Pembrook Court homicide

By Sarah Robinson

Jeremy Bernard Dixon
Jeremy Bernard Dixon

One man was charged and authorities have a issued murder warrant for another in the July 20 Pembrook Court shooting that killed 38-year-old Johann Gamble, Columbus Police announced after midnight Thursday in a press release. 

At 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, Andre Demetrius Dixon, 32, of Columbus was arrested outside of his 6401 Flat Rock Road home on an outstanding murder warrant stemming from Gamble's death. He was booked into the Muscogee County Jail, where he will be held until his Recorder's Court hearing.

Dixon's preliminary hearing is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, but authorities said they will request it be posted until 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said they are still hunting for 27-year-old murder suspect Jeremy Bernard Dixon, a black man who is 5-foot-7 tall and weighs 167 pounds. Officials said he is considered armed and dangerous and anyone who has any information concerning his whereabouts should call 9-1-1 or Sgt. Michael Dahnke at 706-225-4296.

Authorities were called to Gamble's 3807 Pembrook Court residence July 20 at 9:36 p.m. after he was gunned down outside of his home and in front of his two young daughters.

Police said they arrived four minutes later and found Gamble on the scene suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso.

Gamble was transported to Columbus Midtown Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the back later that night at 10:19 p.m.

— Sarah is a crime & safety reporter at The Ledger-Enquirer. You can contact her on Twitter at @SarahR_92.