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Vigil Marks Fifth Anniversary Of Sean Bell Shooting

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Today marks five years since the death of Sean Bell, who was killed by police.

A candlelight vigil was held overnight on "Sean Bell Way" in Jamaica, Queens.

Family members placed candles where Bell was killed and rang a bell 50 times to mark the number of shots that were fired the night he died.

Bell's fiancée, Nicole Paultre Bell, plans to keep holding the vigil every year to honor his legacy.

"What we're hoping is that five years later we can have some change and that no other families have to suffer the way my family does. So every day is a struggle for us. My daughters, they miss their dad, and we have been here from day one and we're going to continue to stand up," said Bell.

Sean died on November 25, 2006 in a barrage of police bullets.

Two of his friends were seriously injured.

Police say they thought he was armed, although no gun was found.

Two police officers involved in the shooting are accused of violating departmental guidelines.

If found guilty, the men could lose their jobs.

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