Published On: Wed, Aug 3rd, 2011

Lake Worth man charged with trying to shoot ex-girlfriend

 BOCA RATON – Local police arrested a Lake Worth man July 21 for allegedly trying to shoot his ex-girlfriend, a police report said.

 Public Information Officer Sandra Boonenberg said officers arrested Dalis Maurice Bell, 28, in Port St. Lucie after he allegedly fled from the scene in Boca.

 Reports say police responded about 7:25 a.m. to a report of a male firing a gun in an occupied residence at Mizner Court Condominiums, 6503 North Military Trail.

 Andrea Miller, the victim, and her boyfriend Kunta Kinte Riddick, told officers that Dalis Bell, Miller’s ex-boyfriend, had been calling her since shortly after 5 a.m. Miller told police she briefly spoke with Bell when he first called, but she eventually turned the ringer off on her phone and did not speak to him again.

 Just after 7 a.m., police said. Miller and Riddick heard a loud knocking on the front door, but did not open it because the peephole was covered. When they did not open the door, Bell kicked it open and entered the apartment, police said.

 Riddick wrestled Bell to the ground and Miller told Bell to leave. Police said that as he ran away he said, “I got something for you.” He went to the car and got a gun, police said.

 Bell then returned to the stairs leading to the apartment and as Miller was closing the front door, he allegedly fired a round from the handgun. The shot went through the door and past Miller’s head, but she was not injured.

 The driver of the Oldsmobile picked up Bell and Boca Raton detectives tracked the car to Port St. Lucie where Bell was arrested without incident by deputies of the Port St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.

 He is charged with attempted first degree murder with a firearm, burglary with assault/battery and felon in possession of a firearm.

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