Ex-con accused in Thursday Schenectady shooting

Tysean Bell as police lead him from the scene Thursday. (background); Bell after his arrest (inset)
Tysean Bell as police lead him from the scene Thursday. (background); Bell after his arrest (inset)

SCHENECTADY – A man arrested in Thursday’s shots fired incident on Emmett Street has been to state prison twice before, once on a weapons count and another for attempted robbery, records show.

City police Thursday pulled Tysean Bell, 31, of Brooklyn, out of a house and charged him with first-degree attempted assault, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of second-degree criminal use of a firearm, felonies.

Bell is accused of firing a gun at someone on Emmett Street shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday and then fleeing into a nearby residence, police said. No injuries were reported.

The incident began at about 10:19 a.m. Thursday in the 900 block of Emmett Street, police said. Police responded to a report of shots fired and found multiple shell casings, police said.

Officers canvassed the area and discovered a possible suspect inside a house. They set up a perimeter and made attempts to get the man to surrender, police said.

When those attempts failed, the Special Operations Squad responded, went in and took Bell into custody.

Bell remained held at the Schenectady County Jail Sunday without bail.

Records show he has twice been sent to state prison. He received two years in prison in Kings County in 2006 for second-degree attempted robbery, records show.

He then received nine years in 2009, also in Kings County, for second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He served the full term and was released to post-release supervision in October, according to the state Department of Corrections.

State records show his supervision as based out of Brooklyn and his status appeared Sunday as “absconded.”


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