Florida police hunting suspect for Ocala mall shooting over the weekend


Florida police on Sunday issued an arrest warrant for Albert J. Shell Jr. after he was accused of the recent shooting that took place in Central Florida city of Ocala. The shooting has killed at least one man and injured a woman.

Shell’s wanted on charges of premediated first degree murder and attempted premediated first degree murder, said Ocala police. The department is offering reward of $5,000 to anyone sharing information leading to his arrest.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and left behind the firearm, Ocala police Chief Mike Balken said during a news briefing.


The shooting occurred on Saturday at 3.40 pm, in the common area of the Paddock Mall. A man identified as David Nathaniel Barron was killed at the age of 40, and a woman had suffered a gun shot injury in her leg.

The police officials shared that several other people suffered injury due to the shooting at the mall. One person reported chest pain, while another reported broken arm.

The police had said that the shooter was wearing a red hat. On Sunday afternoon, officials said that someone took the hat off the scene.