Missing Bradenton woman still believed to be with Tropicana shooting suspect

WWSB ABC7 News at 6pm
Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 1:02 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2023 at 6:49 PM EDT
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BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - As of Wednesday, a missing Bradenton woman is still believed to be in the company the suspect in a violent workplace shooting.

Elecia Nicole Bing, 38, was last seen leaving the Tropicana Bradenton facility on Monday night with Demetrius Bell, 50, who is accused of shooting a co-worker at the plant. Bradenton Police say Bing also works at the facility and officers are concerned for her safety.

Bing is 5′10″, approximately 110 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a yellow safety shirt and blue jeans.

Police say Bell then left the plant in a 2015 black Camaro with Florida license plate QUQF97. The victim, another male, was taken to a hospital. No other employees were injured. Police believe a prior dispute may have led to the shooting.

Bell, who faces charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Bradenton Police tell ABC7 that they don’t know if Bing went willingly with Bell and they are concerned for her well-being.

Anyone with information on Bell’s whereabouts is asked to contact Det. Jeff Beckley at 941-932-9356 or jeff.beckley@bradentonpd.com. You can also contact the Bradenton Police Department at 941-932-9300.

To remain anonymous and eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000, call Crime Stoppers (tollfree) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip through manateecrimestoppers.com.