Update: OPD has an arrest warrant for Albert J. Shell Jr., 39, for premeditated first-degree murder and attempted premeditated first-degree murder.
If you call OPD and tell us where he is and it leads to his arrest, we will pay you $5,000! Call 352-656-6137. Please, do not call that number for any other matter.
Or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Marion County by calling 352-368-STOP (7867) or **TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at OcalaCrimeStoppers.com.
Law enforcement has shared security camera images revealing an individual of interest in the Paddock Mall shooting that resulted in one fatality and injuries just days before Christmas.
According to the Ocala Police Department, the assailant initiated gunfire inside the mall around 3:40 p.m. on Saturday.
The victim, David Nathaniel Barron, aged 40, succumbed to the gunshot wounds.
A woman was also shot in the leg, and additional injuries occurred as people fled from the gunfire.
Officers believe Barron was the intended target. Subsequent to the mall incident, the gunman fled, and as of the latest update, his whereabouts remain unknown.
Images of an individual, identified as a Black man wearing a red cap, green face mask, black hoodie, and black pants, have been disclosed by law enforcement.
This person is considered a person of interest in the case. A reward of $3,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers for information related to the incident.
For those with pertinent videos of the shooting, officers are urging them to submit the footage to MediaRelations@ocalapd.org or send it to 352-656-6137. If you have any information, please contact Ocala Crime Stoppers at 352-368-7867.