Bullets At The ‘Barbie’
By Joan Ward George
Detectives of the 101 Precinct have added the name Amar Bell, a.k.a. Michael Brown, to their list of "Most Wanted" fugitives from justice. Bell is wanted in connection for an attempted murder, which resulted after a shooting spree at a family barbecue. The incident is alleged to have taken place on Saturday, June 4, 2000 at approximately 7 p.m. in the rear area behind 420 Beach 51 street, near Public School P.S. 105.
The victim, who was serving as a chef for the barbecue, did not appear to know his assailant, according to police. According to witnesses, for no known reason, Bell allegedly entered the area uninvited and started pulling the trigger of his 9mm handgun. Although police say that at least eight shots were fired, the unnamed victim was only clipped once in the hip.
According to authorities, there is no known motive for the shooting.
Bell’s last known address is 409 Beach 51 street. He is described by police as a 22-year-old black male, 5’7", weighing 150 pounds. Anyone with information about Bell’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Savine at the 101 Precinct Detective Squad at 868-3429. Information about this incident that might aid in the arrest and indictment of the "most wanted" individual can also be reported to the CRIMESTOPPERS Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. A reward of up to $1,000 can be made for this information. All details can be kept confidential. All persons are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.