Police say the man was holding a small child
Just after 4:00 Sunday morning officers were called to home near 42nd and Pratt to investigate an armed disturbance. Officers then encountered a man who was armed with a shotgun and making suicidal and threatening statements.
Police say 31 year old Tyree Bell was also holding a young child. Attempts to negotiate with Bell were unsuccesful and Lt. Darci Tierney says Bell was a thrreat to the child and the officers.
At around 6:20 a.m. at least four officersfired their service weapons and struck Bell several times. He was rushed to the hospital where he died.
Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer will release more details during a Wednesday morning news conference.