INVESTIGATORS are still looking into the fatal police shooting of a Huddersfield man 13 months ago.
Alistair Bell, 42, was killed after a confrontation with police at his Kirkheaton home in 2010.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) immediately launched an investigation into the incident.
The commission said last July that its probe was “very well advanced”.
But the IPCC said yesterday that the investigation was still ongoing, 13 months after the shooting.
A spokeswoman said the latest log entry for the case, from December 5, 2011, showed the enquiry was still active.
Mr Bell was shot dead by police at his home at Cockley Hill Lane in Kirkheaton on December 28, 2010.
Unarmed officers went to his house at 10pm the day before to arrest him in connection with allegations that he had threatened a family in the village.
Speaking the day after the shooting, West Yorkshire chief constable Sir Norman Bettison said Mr Bell then produced a handgun, forcing his officers to retreat.
The Kirkheaton man then shot one of the policemen in the back.
The 29-year-old suffered bruises around his kidney but was spared from more serious injury by his stab-proof vest.
Mr Bell then fired more shots at the officers, who called in armed police.
Sir Norman said that Mr Bell fired “sporadically” from his 9mm pistol through the night.
At 5.30am he came to his door and shot at officers again. A police marksman then fired three shots at Mr Bell, killing him.
The father-of-one was buried at Kirkheaton Cemetery in April.