STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
||Colonel Danny R. Stebbins|
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2012
STATE POLICE INVESTIGATING NEW FAIRFIELD SHOOTING
On 12/08/12, at approximately 7:13 p.m., the New Fairfield Resident Trooper’s Office received a 911 call from Robert Bell, D.O.B. 04/26/49.
While inside his residence, Bell reported that he and his wife were involved in an altercation causing him to shoot her approximately four times. Bell requested that ambulance and police personal respond to their residence located at 8 Hill Top Drive, New Fairfield. Upon arrival, Resident State Troopers and New Fairfield Officers observed the victim, Svetlana Bell, D.O.B. 06/01/65, unresponsive on the kitchen floor with apparent gunshot wounds to her chest area. Svetlana was transported to Danbury Hospital where she was pronounced dead at approximately 8:14 p.m.
Troopers and Officers from the New Fairfield Resident Trooper’s Office secured the scene. Members of the Western District Major Crime Squad responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.
Robert Bell was charged with:
Manslaughter 1st Degree with a Firearm, C.G.S. 53a-55a
Disorderly Conduct, C.G.S. 53a-182
Robert Bell is scheduled to appear at Danbury Superior Court on 12/10/12 at 9:30 a.m.
The State Police investigation is continuing.
LT. J. Paul Vance