despp: State Police Investigating New Fairfield Shooting
2012

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
Contact: 
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Reuben Bradford
Commissioner
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
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 Trooperís 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 Trooperís 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.

 

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LT. J. Paul Vance

 





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