UPDATE: 1:13 PM
During a press conference held Monday morning, Ocala Police officials stated that Shell was found in Marion County, in an area southwest of Ocala known by many as “The Highlands”. Officials also indicated that it is believed the $20,000 reward for information leading to Shell’s arrest will be payed out.
The Ocala Police Department reports that, in collaboration with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Service (Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force), Albert Shell Jr. has been successfully apprehended.
Shell is the murder suspect involved in the deadly shooting at the Paddock Mall that occurred on Dec. 23, 2023.
Further details about the arrest will be provided at a scheduled news conference today at 9:30 a.m.