Music Industry Veteran Jerry Sharell Attacked In His Home
September 16, 2013
Music industry veteran Jerry Sharell, who was an executive for Westwood One, A&M Records and Elektra Records, was violently attacked in his home over the weekend in Los Angeles. According to KABC-TV/L.A., Sharell was held hostage on Sunday morning, along with his girlfriend, and "savagely attacked" by her ex-husband with a machete.
According to KABC, the ex-husband arrived early Sunday morning on a motorcycle, carrying flowers and the machete, and walking towards Sharell's house. "Over the next three hours, it appears that he held his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend hostage inside the residence," said LAPD Sgt. Jeff Nuttal. "Sometime during that time, the new boyfriend had been stabbed repeatedly, and then the suspect turned the weapon on himself and stabbed himself."
Sharell's girlfriend, who had a restraining order against her ex, escaped and called 911. Sharell suffered "extensive stab wounds" but is expected to survive the attack.
Sharell has worked with a wide variety of artists in his career, including The Eagles, Jackson Browne, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, The Cars, Queen and Motley Crue, among others.