Man shot by officers during `confrontation`

An armed man has been left in a “critical but stable” condition after he was shot by an officer.

Aug 29, 2017

An armed man has been left in a “critical but stable” condition after he was shot by an officer. Armed officers arrived at Stainsbury Avenue, Heanor, in the early hours of the morning on Saturday (August 26), following a report of concern for the welfare of a man, then a second call saying the same person was in the street carrying a handgun. The 20-year-old man was shot just before 1am during a confrontation with the officers. A non-police issue weapon was recovered at the scene. A cordon was set up on Stainsbury Avenue following the incident, with officers posted at either end of the road. Derbyshire Constabulary has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). A force spokesperson said: “At 12.25am we received reports of a man believed to be in possession of a gun in Heanor. “Armed officers were sent to the area where they found the man, who was subsequently shot during a confrontation with police. “The man, who is in his 20s, was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.” An IPCC spokesperson added: “The IPCC has begun an independent investigation into the non-fatal shooting of a man by police in Derbyshire in the early hours of August 26. “The 20-year-old man is in a critical but stable condition in hospital. Derbyshire Constabulary notified the IPCC of the incident and we have deployed investigators to the scene and to post-incident procedures. “A non-police issue weapon has been recovered at the scene. The man’s family have been contacted.”

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