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Neb. Man Used Son As Shield In Fatal OIS

January 03, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Omaha PD.
Photo courtesy of Omaha PD.

Omaha (Neb.) Police officers fatally shot a 31-year-old man who used one of his 3-year-old twins as a shield while pointing a shotgun at responding officers.

Chief Todd Schmaderer provided additional details of the Jan. 1 officer-involved shooting at a Wednesday press conference and released dash-cam stills from the incident.

Police responded to the home of Tyrone Bell early Tuesday, following a 911 call from the home. Bell's girlfriend reported he had a shotgun, reports KETV.

Bell threatened officers who first arrived at the scene and made suicidal statements. Hostage negotiators convinced Bell to release his daughter. He then exited the home with his son in one arm while brandishing a shotgun.

Bell returned inside the residence. At 6:20 a.m., Bell left the home and pointed a shotgun and rifle at officers, who fatally shot him. The children were unhurt.

Bell had a criminal history dating back 15 years and was mentally ill when he confronted officers, reports the Omaha World Herald.


Comments (4)

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RICHARD ISAACS @ 1/3/2013 5:53 PM

NEVER RIP TILL THE END OF TIME.

RICHARD ISAACS @ 1/3/2013 5:53 PM

EVER RIP UNTIL THE END OF TIME.

[email protected] @ 1/3/2013 6:30 PM

Hm. Criminal history back 15 years and yet somehow he has guns? Real man, using his kids as cover more then once. Good riddance to bad garbage. Glade everyone else went home safe.

Steve @ 1/4/2013 7:50 AM

Another incident of a mentally ill subject acquiring a firearm and using it in a violent manor. In this case it was evidently suicide by cop. My question is; will the issue of how mentally ill subjects are acquiring weapons be investigated thoroughly and if charges are taken will the court system take that opportunity to make an example of whoever provided the weapons. And by example I don't mean a "slap on the wrist". Bet the news media won't stick with this one long enough to get some answers. They don't want these incidents to stop anyway, they'd lose a story.

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