Investigation launched following non-fatal police shooting

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched an investigation after a man was shot in the arm by a police officer on Tuesday (October 2). 

Oct 3, 2018
By Joe Shine

The man, in his thirties, was taken to the city’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital following the incident in Birmingham’s Sherpherds Gardens. 

A single shot was fired by a West Midlands Police officer taking part in a pre-planned operation that was searching for a man wanted in connection with a firearms offence, according to the IOPC.

After it was notified by the force, IOPC investigators attended the scene and the police post-incident procedure.   

Body-worn video footage of the incident will be reviewed and witness accounts are being provided by the officers involved.  

IOPC regional director for the West Midlands, Derrick Campbell, said: “This is a serious incident and as is appropriate when police use potentially lethal force we will be carrying out a thorough, independent investigation.  

“We will be making contact with the family of the man who was shot and they will be regularly updated on our investigation’s progress.”

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