Father Uses Toddler Son as Human Shield in Standoff

OMAHA, Neb. — Police shot and killed a 31-year old father after he used his own son as a human shield.

Tyree Bell was holding his twin children inside the north Omaha home on New Year’s Day when officers responded to a domestic disturbance call.

Bell eventually released the couple’s daughter, but held his son in front of him while pointing both a pellet gun and shotgun at officers.

He eventually let the boy go and was shot by officers.