Sarasota woman, 27, arrested after husband shot near school

April 23, 2014 

Lauren Bell

SARASOTA -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 27-year-old woman believed responsible for the shooting last week at a home across from Riverview High School.

Deputies were called to a home on Lords Avenue in Sarasota around 1:30 p.m. April 16 after a neighbor reported a lengthy disturbance had escalated to shots being fired. Responding deputies found Jeffrey Bell shot in the leg with a 9 mm Smith & Wesson later found in the home. He was transported to the hospital where he was treated and released for his injury.

Also at the home was his wife, Lauren Bell, another man and a 7-year-old child. During the investigation detectives learned Bell shot Jeffrey during a domestic dispute with the child standing nearby.

Bell is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm, child neglect without bodily harm and discharging a firearm on residential property.

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