Police: Man Killed in Standoff was Armed, Suicidal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities say a man killed during a police standoff in northeast Omaha was armed with a shotgun, making suicidal and threatening statements, and holding a child.

Omaha police said Tuesday that 31-year-old Tyree Bell, of Omaha, was shot by officers at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, after more than two hours of negotiations.

Police say they were called to the scene shortly after 4 a.m. Authorities say negotiators tried to calm Bell, but the situation deteriorated to the point where they believed he posed an immediate threat to officers and the child.

At least four officers fired their weapons. Police say Bell was shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The department has launched an internal investigation. The officers will be placed on paid, administrative leave.

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