Police Search for Suspect in Chula Vista Double Homicide

Two women were shot and killed in the early morning hours of February 2, 2018, in Chula Vista, California. The hunt is now on for the person who pulled the trigger in the Chula Vista double homicide. They believe his name is David Bell. 

The Call of Murder

Shortly after 3 a.m. this morning, a call came into the 911 dispatch for Chula Vista, California. The caller identified himself as David Bell. He told the dispatcher that he had just murdered his wife and another woman. The caller then told the dispatcher where the bodies could be found and ended the call.

Neighbors would tell police that they heard at least six or seven gunshots. But it is unclear if anyone else reported the gunshots to 911 before Bell made his phone call.

The police headed to 2700 block of Apricot Court, an area not too far away from the Olympic Training center and west of Lower Otay. The police made their way through the townhouse when it was discovered that the garage door was wide open.

The officers on scene discovered the bodies of two women on the third floor, dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Each woman was found in a separate room. As of this writing, neither of the women have been identified.

David Bell, Person of Interest

Police are now on the hunt for David Bell, the man who allegedly made the 3 a.m. phone call to 911. Police believe that he could possibly be an ex-boyfriend of one of the women murdered.

Police are are currently calling him a “person of interest.” Bell is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds.

He may be driving a white “Mazda3” sedan with Oklahoma license plates. Bell does have access to other vehicles, including a 1973 “GMC “pickup truck and a gold, four-door 1994 “Honda Accord.”

He is known to police as a drug user and has access to firearms. As such, if you see David Bell, it is recommended that you do not confront him, as he may be armed and potentially dangerous. Instead, you are asked to call 911 or contact the Chula Vista police at (619) 691-5151.


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