Public Works employee accused of pistol whipping co-worker

Posted at 9:22 AM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 11:22:55-05

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    New Haven, CT (WFSB) — A New Haven Public Works employee is facing charges, after being accused of pistol whipping a co-worker.

Police said it started out as an argument between Public Works employee Henry Bell and a co-worker Wednesday morning outside a home on Middletown Avenue.

It is believed the argument stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the two.

Bell, 51, is accused of hitting the co-worker in the head with a firearm. While this was happening, the gun went off.

That’s when Bell fled the scene.

The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at a hospital.

Bell was arrested Thursday morning and charged with criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, second-degree assault with a firearm, first-degree threatening, unlawful discharge of a firearm, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace.

The investigation is ongoing.

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