Man on Parole for State Trooper’s Attempted Murder Arrested After Tuscaloosa Shooting
A man who was on parole after he fired shots at an Alabama State Trooper in 2014 has been arrested again for allegedly shooting at two people in Tuscaloosa Sunday evening.
Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said Tuscaloosa Police Officers were called to a residence on 64th Avenue in Tuscaloosa shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.
No one had been injured, but police say a man who had been arguing with two people in the area had pulled out a gun and fired several times at the would-be victims.
Kennedy said although the people were not struck by gunfire, their occupied residence was hit several times.
Officers developed 28-year-old Nelson Radbourne Bell, Jr. as their suspect in the shooting and took him into custody. For the Sunday situation, Bell was charged with two counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and with illegally possessing a firearm despite being a convicted felon.
Kennedy said Bell had "an extensive criminal history," and at the time of the shooting Sunday, was out of prison on parole after he reportedly tried to kill an Alabama State Trooper in 2014.
Court records indicate the law enforcement officer tried to pull Bell over in Elmore County in August 2014, and Bell -- only 19 years old at the time -- partially stopped on Highway 14 before making a U-turn and firing at the Trooper's patrol car.
For the gunplay in Tuscaloosa Sunday, Bell has been placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where he is being held without bond until a judge can set it individually.