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Kerry Bell, 48, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, the Times reported. ABC 7 reported that Bell was caught sleeping near the scene of the attack. The newspaper, citing police, said his bail was set at $2 million.
“As a frontline essential worker, she helped save countless lives during the pandemic and it is a heartbreaking loss to lose a hero,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis said in a statement.
Sandra Shells Death
Sandra Shells, who was believed to be in her 60s or 70s, worked at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, according to the Los Angeles Times. The hospital remembered Shells as a tireless worker who “will always be remembered as a ‘kind, compassionate and generous nurse'”.
The attack occurred shortly after 5 a.m. at a bus stop on E. Chavez Avenue, Fox 11 reported. The nurse was reportedly hit in the head and fell to the ground. The station reported that she was rushed to the same hospital where she worked to undergo brain surgery.
Arrested and Charged
Later that day, police arrested Kerry Bell, a 48-year-old homeless man who was found sleeping not far from the bus station.
Bell allegedly hit Shells in the head, prompting the nurse to knock her head to the ground, likely hitting it on the concrete. As a result of her fall, Shell suffered a fractured skull.
Bell was arrested without incident on suspicion of assault, but his charge will be upgraded to suspicion of murder, according to police.
No motive for the unprovoked attack has been revealed. Bell is being held on $2 million bond, according to jail records.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has called for a full investigation into the attack, arguing that essential workers already working in difficult conditions during the pandemic deserve a “safer and more stable environment.”
“Learning from this attack is both shocking and heartbreaking,” Barger said in a statement. “I ask for a full investigation into what caused the attack and any information that can be used to prevent this from happening again.