Editor’s note: The missing woman has been found safe. Her name and photo have been removed from the story. Original story remains below.
BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) — Police are searching for two employees of a Bradenton Tropicana plant. One is accused of walking into the plant Monday night and shooting a coworker, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
Demitrius Tyrone Bell, 50, allegedly walked into the plant before 10:30 p.m. and shot another employee, according to police. He left in a 2015 black Camaro with Florida license plate QUQF97.
Police believe there was a dispute between the two employees. The employee who was shot was taken to a hospital for treatment. No other employees were hurt, according to police.
Bell is wanted on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police said.
On Tuesday afternoon, Bradenton police said they were looking for one of Bell’s coworkers, who is considered missing and endangered. She was last seen leaving the facility with Bell on Monday night.
Police said Bell has a criminal past. Meredith Frameli with the Bradenton Police Department said Bell will likely face an additional charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm due to his criminal record.
“He shouldn’t have a gun and obviously what he did was incredibly dangerous, incredibly scary,” said Frameli. “We certainly feel for the victim’s family, but also the co-workers. People are just trying to go in and do their job and they shouldn’t have to be confronted with this in their work place.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeff Beckley at 941-932-9356 or email email@example.com. Information can also be left with the Bradenton Police Department at 941-932-9300.