Latisha Bell, 38, Arrested For The Murder Of Nichelle Thomas, 52

Published on April 22, 2021, 6:42 am
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On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at approximately 1259 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a female, shot in front of 77 4th Avenue, within the confines of the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn.

Upon arrival, responding officers encountered an unconscious and unresponsive 52-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the head.

EMS arrived on scene and transported the victim to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as indicated.


Nichelle Thomas
address withheld
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the below-listed 38-year-old female individual has been arrested and charged as follows.


Latisha Bell
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10456


  • murder 2nd degree;
  • criminal possession of a weapon.

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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