Bellows was one of the New York police officers on duty at Teodore Hotel trying to intercept Tarin Faroush. He and his partner were covering the hotel exit that led to Allen Street. When Tarin walked out holding Kayla Hassan hostage, Bellows and his partner held him at gunpoint. As they informed it, Jack Bauer told him through the comm to watch his back because a taxi had just parked behind them. As Bellows turned around, Hamid got out of the cab and shot him and his partner before they could react.