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Man arrested on Las Vegas Strip for shooting in unincorporated El Cajon

Posted at 9:43 PM, Dec 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 00:43:42-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The man wanted for a shooting outside of an unlicensed marijuana dispensary in unincorporated El Cajon has been arrested.

The San Diego Sheriff's Department (SDSO) issued an arrest warrant for 18-year-old Richard Anthony Bell, of El Cajon, on Dec. 8 in connection with the shooting four days earlier in the 1600 block of N. 2nd Street.

A 16-year-old was shot outside of the illegal dispensary and taken to a nearby hospital, where the victim remains and is expected to survive.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service located Bell on Friday at about 11 p.m. inside a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip. He's being held on $2 million bail for attempted murder and awaiting extradition back to San Diego County.

The shooting isn't believed to be related to the dispensary and is thought to be gang-related, SDSO said.