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).
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.”