Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man Giving Co-Worker a Ride Killed

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man Giving Co-Worker a Ride Killed

Article excerpt

Jacksonville police said a man who gave a female co-worker a

ride home from work yesterday was shot in the head and killed by

the woman's estranged husband.

Anthony M. Young, 26, of the 8200 block of Hot Springs Drive,

died at the scene of the 6 p.m. shooting, Sgt. Mark Foxworth

said.

Police arrested the husband, David Bell, 25, who was charged

with murder, Foxworth said. The woman, Tracy Bell, was uninjured

in the shooting but was punched by her husband, he said.

The incident began when Young was giving Tracy Bell a ride home

from their jobs at the Anheuser-Busch plant in Jacksonville,

Foxworth said.

Foxworth said the pair drove west on 118th Street near Ricker

Road when David Bell began firing at their car. The husband may

have followed the pair since they left work, Foxworth said.

Foxworth said David Bell continued chasing the couple, who were

riding in Young's car but apparently were not romantically

involved. Foxworth said David Bell kept shooting at the car

until one of the shots hit Young in the head, causing him to

crash the car through a fence on the northeast corner of 118th

Street and Checkmate Lane.

Foxworth said David Bell then dragged Tracy Bell from Young's

car into his own and drove east on 118th Street. For some

reason, the couple returned to the scene of the shooting and

tried to help Young, putting him into David Bell's car with the

intent of driving him to the hospital, Foxworth said.

"I don't know if he felt guilty or she felt guilty," Foxworth

said. "For some reason they came back."

But Young died by the time an ambulance arrived, Foxworth said.

David Bell was arrested at the scene, he said.

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COCAINE LEFT AT SCHOOL: A 14-year-old girl was

standing by the girls locker room at Ribault Middle School

Tuesday afternoon when a man walked by and dropped a packet of

cocaine on her books, according to a police report.

The man walked into the school -- housed at John Gorrie Middle

School in Riverside this year while work is being done at

Ribault -- about noon Tuesday and just dropped the packet onto

the student's books, the report said. …

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