Theft suspect dies after being subdued by trucking company employees

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Police are investigating the death of a burglary suspect early Sunday. According to St. Louis Police, the suspect, identified as Charles Lee Bell, 55, was caught breaking into trailers at Central Transport, a trucking company located in the 500 block of Gimblin on the city’s north side.

Around 7:30am, employees confronted Bell, who indicated he had a gun. A struggle ensued and the employees subdued the man until police arrived. Police found Bell unresponsive and rushed him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No weapon was recovered. The city’s Homicide unit is investigating the incident.

19 comments

  • JC

    not enough info on this story, he is dead so he can’t speak to why he was there, and no gun found as they claimed he said he had one, He could have just been a homeless man trying to sleep in one of trailers,
    cause on death, no one saying, ???

  • jamal jenkum

    This is tragic. He probably broke the locks on the trailers and might have even stained the concrete with his blood and guts as he was justifiably beaten to death.

    A memorial service will be held tomorrow for the broken locks and a fund has been set up in order to clean the blood stained concrete. Please send your cards, letters and prayers to the slightly damaged concrete.

  • Eric Brown

    I see they erased my post cause of the Language I Used…lol…Jamal..you a Punk…Steven you a Punk…n Richard you a Punk Too…How about the next time you do something Illegal or someone in your family n it results into getting Beat To Death…Think about your stupid remarks…No One deserves that YOU JERKS…R.I.P. Bro Cha-Lee…

  • some one who knows the truth

    they lied about what happen to that man thats not the truth they are tring to cover it up he got done wrong just ask who was there he didnt deserve that they are l

    • JC

      everyone that was there so called subdueing him till the police arrive knows what happen, will they speak up or will they cover up what happen that’s the question?

  • some one who knows the truth

    they realy need to call someone to interview all of the people who were at work that day and i mean someone above the unit thats over the case FOR REAL HE WAS DONE SO WRONG THATS FUCKED UP

  • some one who knows the truth

    THEY ARE FULL OF IT THE POLICE DID NOT GET THE TRUTH OR THEY DID NOT CARE TO HEAR IT FOR REAL HE WAS DONE SO WRONG MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY YOU ALL NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED FOR REAL GET INVOLVED THAT WAS A MANS LIFE THAT GOT TOOK

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