Police Officer Dies After Being Shot At Custody Suite In London
A police officer has died after being shot by a man who was being detained at Croydon Custody Centre in London.
According to a statement from the Metropolitan Police, the officer was shot by a man who had been detained at the centre at 2.15am this morning.
Paramedics and fellow officers treated him at the scene, before he was rushed to hospital, but tragically he died.
The 23-year-old suspect was detained by officers at the scene. He was also taken into hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
No police firearms were discharged during the incident.
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Met Commissioner Cressida Dick said: "This is a truly shocking incident in which one of our colleagues has lost his life in the most tragic circumstances.
"My heart goes out to his family, direct colleagues and friends."We are currently supporting his family and also have a dedicated team providing support to the officers and those in the custody centre who witnessed the shooting.
"When a colleague dies in the line of duty the shockwaves and sadness reverberates throughout the Met and our communities.
"Policing is a family, within London and nationally, and we will all deeply mourn our colleague.
"We are in the early stages of the investigation and are still working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and we will provide further updates when we have them.
"We have referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct who will lead an independent investigation. The MPS retain primacy of the murder investigation."
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