February 5, 2006-Posted at 10:20 p.m. CST
"We now know that Robida fired a handgun killing Officer Sell," said Bill Sadler of the Arkansas State Police.
"Investigators now believe Robida raised a handgun to the head of Bailey, fired and it is believed she was killed instantly by that gunshot," said Sadler.
"It was upsetting because I knew him personally he was so nice to us who worked here and nice to everyone in town," said Gassville resident Mary Crownover.
Crownover, who works at the motel where Sell was killed, had fond memories of Sell working the nightshift.
"He would come through the canapé and say are you alright sweetheart, call me if you need me and just real considerate of all us that work here at night," said Crownover.
Sell retired to Gassville just a couple years ago and only patrolled the streets a few shifts a week, he was highly thought of and to many in the community he was a father figure.
"We loved him in the community; to some people he was a father figure, always had a smile on his face and would wave to you while you were walking down the street. He was just a great guy," said Gassville Police Officer Eric Krahmer.
It's a loss the whole community is facing together.
"He will just be deeply missed and our hearts go out to his family and friends," said Krahmer.