Ex-boxing champion O'Neil Bell fatally shot during robbery: Atlanta police
This March 16, 2007 file photo shows boxer O'Neil Bell during a weigh-in in Paris, France. (AP / Remy de la Mauviniere)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, November 26, 2015 7:17AM EST
ATLANTA -- Police say a former boxing champion has been shot to death during a robbery in Atlanta.
Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard says 40-year-old O'Neil Bell was gunned down Wednesday morning. Pickard says Bell and another person were shot while getting off a bus before two suspects robbed them. Bell was pronounced dead at the scene in southwest Atlanta.
Bell had held four different titles during his 13-year boxing career, including the WBA, WBC, and IBF cruiserweight titles. In his last match, Bell beat Rico Cason with a technical knockout in the first round in 2011. Bell finished his boxing career with a 27-4-1 record.
Pickard says the second victim, who wasn't identified, was shot in the hip and was taken to a hospital. Police say the investigation is still ongoing.