Man in critical condition after Noblesville police action shooting

Taylor Bell
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A 27-year-old Hamilton County man remains in critical condition Monday after being shot by police Saturday night.

Noblesville Police were called to the parking lot of Riverview Hospital at around 9:36 pm on Saturday, July 20th, after a man later identified as Taylor Bell called to say he had a gun and was going to set himself up to be killed by police officers by pointing a gun at them.

Officers found Bell at around 10:00 am and began negotiating with him. While talking with officers, Bell took a pistol out of his waistband and was waving it at the ground.

Noblesville Police officers shot bean bag rounds to control Bell. At around 10:30 pm, Bell tried to flee, and two officers deployed stun guns which were not effective. Police say Bell raised his weapon and pointed it at officers on the perimeter. The three officers each fired one round from their patrol rifles, striking Bell twice.

Officers administered first aid to Bell until medics arrived. Bell was then taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he remains in critical condition.

Bell's weapon turned out to be a Beretta airsoft gun.

Once the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Hamilton County prosecutor.