Dearian Bell Killed by Atlanta Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
500 Cassanova Street
Mapping Police Violence:

Around 7:30 p.m., police said a woman had told them that she had been involved in a fight with her husband. Police found the caller and her husband in a vehicle. The woman got out and told police that the man inside had a handgun. The responding officers reportedly attempted to convince the man to put down his gun, but the man began moving toward an officer while holding the gun. The officer then shot and killed him.

Agency: Atlanta Police Department

Motive: Domestic Disturbance-intimate partner (married)

Confrontation Type: Domestic Disturbance

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Dearian Bell

Death Date: September 21, 2020

County: Fulton

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 28

Race: Black

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6179

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