Identity of victim and suspect in fatal mall shooting in Ocala revealed

Ocala Police Department releases images of the suspect in Paddock Mall shooting

The Ocala Police Department has released images of the suspect in a shooting at the Paddock Mall in Florida. The incident, which occurred on Saturday afternoon, left a man dead and a woman injured. The man has been identified as David Nathaniel Barron, 40, and the woman was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The police have identified the suspect as Albert J. Shell Jr., 39, and have secured an arrest warrant for him on charges of premeditated first-degree murder and attempted premeditated first-degree murder.

The shooting, which occurred during a busy holiday shopping period, caused chaos at the mall. Witnesses described the scene as chaotic and reported that the mall was evacuated and closed as investigators worked the scene. The department has extended its condolences to the families of the victims and has urged anyone with information on Shell’s whereabouts to come forward.

In a social media post, the Ocala Police Department also called for the person who took the shooter’s red hat from the crime scene to come forward, as the hat may contain valuable DNA evidence. The department has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to Shell’s arrest.

The shooting at the Paddock Mall has shocked the local community and left many concerned for the safety of holiday shoppers. The Ocala Police Department is working diligently to bring the perpetrator to justice and ensure the safety of the public.

Historically, Florida has experienced several high-profile shootings that have sparked national debate on gun control and public safety. The Paddock Mall shooting adds to the ongoing discussion on how to prevent such tragic events in the future.

If you have any information on the suspect’s whereabouts, please contact the Ocala Police Department at 352-369-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 352-368-7867/TIPS to remain anonymous. Additionally, if you have any footage of the scene, you are encouraged to send it to or 352-656-6137.

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