Community remembers coach

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Updated: 6/27/2013 10:07 am Published: 6/26/2013 9:36 pm

A community is in mourning as Tulsa police search for whoever opened fire and killed a North Tulsa man. 

On Wednesday morning police found Wayne Bell dead outside his home near Urbana in North Tulsa.

Bell's neighbors told FOX23 their block will never be the same.

"I just saw my dad slumped over behind a trash can," said Bell's son, Unique Moore. "Just turn yourself in man."

Moore and the rest of his family made that plea Wednesday.

At first, neighbors mistook the gunshots for fireworks.

"They shot through the window," said neighbor, Winona Reed.

Reed said that's when she knew it was serious. Reed told FOX23 someone took aim at Bell's home Monday, but he was at work. When it happened again the next day, Bell was home.

"I heard one around 11 and the other around 12," said neighbor, Michael McCray.

A few houses away, McCray said he ducked and hid in his hallway.

"He kind of reminded me of my dad," said McCray.

McCray lost his mentor and friend.

"When I was getting in trouble with the law he was helping me out the most," said McCray.

Bell worked as a detention officer. He coached, counseled youth, and FOX23 confirmed with TPS that he was a substitute teacher last school year.

"If he had it, he would give it to you," said Moore.

Bell gave everything he had, which is why no one can understand why someone would take his life.

If you know anything about this homicide, call Crime Stoppers at (918) 596- COPS.

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nicolelockett - 6/26/2013 11:25 PM
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Coach bell was good man
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