Cuba man fatally shot by officer identified

Timothy DeBella

Photo courtesy of Hutson Funeral Home

The Cuba Police Department has released the name of the man who was fatally shot while exchanging gunfire with an officer this past weekend.

The deceased is Timothy DeBella, 46, of Cuba.

It was Saturday afternoon when an officer was called to a domestic disturbance at a home in Cuba.  When the officer arrived, he entered the home to confront DeBella who was reportedly armed.  That's when DeBella fired shots and the officer returned gunfire.  

DeBella was pronounced dead at the scene.  The officer suffered two non-life threatening injuries to his leg.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.