$10K reward offered for information leading to arrest of Paddock Mall shooter, police say

OCALA, Fla. — The Paddock Mall in Ocala reopened Tuesday for the first time since a shooting that killed a man and hurt a woman on Saturday.


Ocala police released surveillance pictures of the man they are still looking for, 39-year-old Albert Shell Jr.

Records show that Shell is no stranger to law enforcement. He has a record that includes nearly 30 court cases.

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That includes two open court cases from earlier this year.

Shell has been convicted of theft, assault and battery, fleeing from police and numerous cocaine-related charges.

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“There’s a lot of people here shopping at the mall, which means there’s a lot of witnesses that could potentially help us bring this case to a successful resolution,” said Ocala Police Chief Mike Balken.

Ocala police have a warrant for his arrest and have a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

See: Ocala police search for person who took evidence from Paddock Mall shooting crime scene

Ocala police are also looking for a man who they say took Shell’s red hat from the crime scene.

Officers say the hat could contain valuable DNA evidence.

See more in the video above.

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