Charges filed in shooting that caused school lockdown

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Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:08 pm

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested the woman they say is 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., on April 16th after a neighbor reported a lengthy disturbance had escalated to shots being fired. Responding deputies found Jeffrey Bell had been shot in the leg. 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 that Lauren shot Jeffrey during a domestic dispute when the child was standing nearby.

Lauren 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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