BELLE GLADE, FL – On November 29, 2019 Shortly after 12:00 noon Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office Deputies responded to a shooting that occurred on State Road 715 between Belle Glade and Pahokee.
Upon arrival deputies located a male, in a vehicle, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division arrived on scene to investigate further and learned the victim driver of the vehicle was traveling on State Road 715 between Belle Glade and Pahokee when a car traveling in the same direction starting firing multiple rounds of gunfire striking the victim and the vehicle. The victim pulled over and called for help.
On December 6, 2019, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Dontoria Bennett, 24, on the charge of Attempted First Degree Murder with a firearm. Bennett was transported to the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office Jail where she is being held with no bond.
Police say that Dontoria is one of the suspects arrested for this shooting and that an investigation is still active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
Charges are accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.