Attempted Murder Arrest

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Robbery & Homicide Unit
Support Services Bureau
- Forensic Science Division 

Tikerria Nashay Bell (Arrested)
DOB: 10/21/1997
Address: 331 Duncan Loop West, Dunedin
Charges: One count of First Degree Attempted Murder

Victim has requested to remain confidential under Amendment 6.

What:
Pinellas detectives have arrested a woman for attempted murder after she shot a man in Dunedin.

When:
The incident occurred at about 6:58 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019.

The suspect was arrested at about 2:45 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019.

Where:
The incident occurred at 331 Duncan Loop West, in Dunedin.

Why/How:
At about 6:58 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019, deputies were called to a residence located at 331 Duncan Loop West, in Dunedin, after being informed of an injured man that had been shot.

When deputies arrived, the 26-year-old male victim, was transported to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Detectives learned prior to the shooting, the victim and his girlfriend, 21-year-old Tikerria Bell, were involved in a verbal altercation, which was heard by witnesses. Bell was not on-scene when deputies arrived.  

Detectives made contact with Bell and interviewed her at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office North District Station located at 2496 Bayshore Boulevard, in Dunedin.

During her interview with detectives, Bell advised she and the victim were arguing and she told the victim to leave the residence. According to Bell, the victim then struck her in the face, so she left the bedroom to retrieve her firearm from her purse. Bell admitted to detectives she was “mad” and her intent was to get the gun, return with the gun, and shoot the victim.

Bell stated the victim attempted to close the bedroom door after she obtained the firearm, but was unsuccessful. Bell told detectives she was able to force her way into the bedroom with the firearm. Bell said the victim placed her in a chokehold and she shot the victim one time, in his left abdomen. Bell informed detectives she then left the residence with her 18-month-old daughter, without contacting 911.

Detectives arrested Bell and charged her with one count of Attempted Murder in the First Degree.

Bell was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

The 18-month-old child has been placed with family members.

The victim is in stable condition.

The investigation continues.



Bell's booking photo 

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Monday, October 14, 2019 7:02:00 PM Categories: Crimes Against Persons

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