Sunday Tuscaloosa shooting update: Man, 28, facing attempted murder charges

Nelson Radbourne Bell Jr Web

A 28-year-old man is facing attempted murder and other charges after a shooting on 64th Avenue in Tuscaloosa Sunday around 5 p.m.

At the scene of the shooting, investigators determined Nelson Radbourne Bell Jr. had shot a firearm multiple times at two people he’d been arguing with that day.

Neither victim was injured, but their home was struck multiple times.

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit assumed the investigation and Bell was ultimately charged with:

  • Two counts of attempted murder
  • discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling
  • certain persons prohibited from possession firearms

Bell has an extensive criminal history and at the time of the shooting was on parole after being found guilty of attempted murder of an Alabama State Trooper in 2014.

Bell was placed into the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where his bond will be set by court.

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