Man in ‘critical condition’ after being shot by armed officers

A man shot by police in the early hours of yesterday morning (December 15) remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Dec 16, 2019
By Paul Jacques

Humberside Police said armed officers had been called called to reports of a man “believed to be in possession of a firearm” in Hessle Road in Hull.

The man was shot by officers and taken to hospital.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Anderson said he did not believe the incident had any links to terrorism.

The force has referred the incident to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC).

Mr Anderson said: “Officers were deployed to the area after a report was received that a man was in the street and believed to be in possession of a firearm. The man was shot by police during the incident and is currently in hospital in a critical but stable condition. There were no other injuries sustained by anyone. A mandatory referral has been made to the IOPC.

“We are still in the very early stages of the investigation, however, we do not believe this incident to have any terrorism connection or links. Our thoughts are with the family of the man and also with those officers who were involved in the incident. In incidents like this our officers have to make very difficult decisions in very difficult circumstances. I would like to reassure the local community that incidents like this are very rare.”

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