Homicide - Mother of Four Shot and Killed
On, Friday, January 5, 2024, at approximately 9:50 p.m., Tunica County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from an individual stating that a juvenile came to their neighbor's residence stating that their mother had been shot inside their apartment located at 2669 Kirby Road in Robinsonville, MS.
Sheriff Deputies and first responders were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival to the scene, deputies heard additional shots fired inside the residence. Two additional juveniles were located outside the residence.
Sheriff Deputies gathered information on the scene that the apartment was occupied by one black female, her newborn child, and one black male. Sheriff Deputies secured the scene and evacuated the surrounding residences.
Sheriff Deputies spoke to the male suspect inside the apartment via phone and were able to get the subject to release his weapon and come outside of the residence. At approximately 10:35 p.m., Sheriff Deputies detained one, black male suspect.
That subject has been identified as 37-year-old Donald Demario Patrick of Tunica, MS. Patrick told Sheriff Deputies on scene that he shot his child's mother and that there was a newborn inside the residence. Patrick is being held at the Tunica County Detention Center, pending charges. Upon Sheriff Deputies' entrance into the residence, one black, female subject was located with an apparent gunshot wound. The baby was located, unharmed.
The female subject was identified as 34-year-old Shaterica Queshun Bell of Robinsonville, MS. Bell succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Tunica County Coroner. Ms. Bell's body will be transported to Mississippi State Crime Lab (Medical Examiner's Office) for an autopsy.
Our hearts are heavy today for this family. Please keep their children in your prayers.
This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Tunica County Sheriff's Office at 662-363-1411. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may contact CrimeStoppers at 662-910-0400.