Bruscato explained that responding officers thought Bell was shooting at them.
Bell was shot by officers Andre Brass, Phillip Statler and Jeremiah Cizerle on October 11th, 2012. They were responding to a call by relatives concerned Bell, who was developmentally disabled, might hurt himself.
The officers confronted Bell in the 1800 block of South Central, when witnesses say Bell pointed what appeared to be handgun at them. The officers fired several times, killing Bell at the scene. They later discovered Bell was in possession of a pellet gun.
All three officers were placed on paid administrative leave.