- Associated Press - Saturday, October 31, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Court documents show that a 25-year-old man fatally shot by Columbus police officers was on court-ordered supervision for his most recent weapons conviction.

Police said Deaunte Lamar Bell was shot by officers who say they observed “suspicious activity” on Thurday night on the city’s far east side. Bell died later at a hospital.

Police said there were three people in a car, and one reached for a gun.

The Columbus Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1jXJVtk ) reports that Bell was sentenced in July to two years of “intensive supervision” for possessing a 9mm handgun in 2014, according to Franklin County Common Pleas Court documents.

Those charges violated the probation he was on from an earlier weapons charge. A felonious assault case against him was dismissed in June after witnesses failed to testify.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, https://www.dispatch.com

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