Woman held on bond in shooting

warren, ohio shooting

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A 19-year-old woman who is facing up to 11 years in prison for accidentally fatally shooting another teenager at her birthday party was ordered to be held in jail on $100,000 bond.

Lakeisha Bell, 19, of Warren, entered no plea Thursday at her initial appearance in Warren Municipal Court on charges of involuntary manslaughter, carrying a concealed weapon and possessing weapons under disability.

She waived her preliminary hearing, meaning the case will be directly presented to a Trumbull County grand jury.

Police said Bell was celebrating her birthday on Friday at Perkins Park when she accidentally shot McKayla Hopkins, 18, in the torso.

A witness said someone brought a gun to the party and was showing it to party attendees, but it was unknown at the time who the gun belonged to.

Bell, at the time of the shooting, was free on $20,000 bond, after she was charged with two felony counts of aggravated drug trafficking in April.

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