Teen killed in Plymouth shooting, neighbor recalls "small talk" made with alleged killer

Published on Sunday, 15 November 2020 15:17
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PLYMOUTH – One teen is dead and a 7 year old is in critically condition after a Friday night shooting.

According to police, at 7 p.m. they were called to 104 North Main St. for the report of a shooting.

Police said that both children were located inside the home. When police arrived, one child was dead and the other was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford.

Police said that 43-year-old Naomi Bell has been arrested, and is being held on a $2.5 million bond. She has been charged with murder and criminal attempt to commit murder.

Her relationship to the children has not been released by police.

The two-family house is listed as owned by Owen and Naomi Bell.

The child who died was reportedly a student at Terryville High School and the injured child a student at Fisher Elementary School. A third sibling is reportedly a student at Eli Terry Jr. Middle School and was not home at the time of the shooting.

Taylor Wells, a man who lives next door, told the Press he had only pleasant dealings with the family.

“They were just really nice people,” Wells said. “Naomi walks her dog around and says hi to just about everybody. She was always good for small talk. They would apologize for their leaves falling into my yard and I would kick their soccer ball back into their yard. That’s really it.”

Flowers and mementos were left at the end of the walkway in front of the home Sunday morning. A hand-drawn sign left on the steps read “We love you Maddie” and a single pink rose sat beside it.

Social media lists a virtual prayer vigil for the victims scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m., streamed on Facebook Live, hosted by Prayers for Plymouth.

“Local clergy will offer prayers and community members can send prayers via comments on Facebook which will be lifted up by vigil leaders. A candle lighting will happen at 4:30 so if you have candles at home be prepared to light them then,” the post reads.

Check back for more updates.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Sunday, 15 November 2020 15:17. Updated: Sunday, 15 November 2020 15:20.