Police watchdog investigates after man is shot 13 times by armed officers | London

The police watchdog has launched an investigation after a 21-year-old was shot at 13 times by armed officers, leaving him fighting for his life.

The man remains in hospital in a critical condition after six officers opened fire at a property in Hackney in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

A total of 13 shots were fired during the incident, the watchdog said, and a non-police issue firearm was recovered at the scene.

Local and armed officers attended an address in Mandeville Street, Clapton, after receiving reports of an armed robbery of a vehicle at 10.50pm.

The victim was taken to Royal London Hospital for treatment.

We have been able to verify that six officers discharged their weapons a total of 13 times during the incident and can confirm that a non-police issue firearm was recovered from the scene.
We will be conducting a robust independent investigation to find out the circumstances leading up to the firing of the weapons and the actions of officers immediately afterwards.

– Independent Office for Police Conduct

Source : http://www.itv.com/news/london/2018-03-21/police-watchdog-investigates-after-man-is-shot-13-times-by-armed-officers/