Man shot dead by armed officers in Birmingham

A man has been shot dead by firearms officers in Birmingham during what West Midlands Police described as an “intelligence-led operation”. 

Mar 15, 2019
By Tony Thompson

The shooting took place at Wheeleys Lane in the Lee Bank district of the city just before 5am Friday morning (March 15) 

A force spokesperson said: “A man, in his fifties, was shot and died a short time later at the scene.”  

The area has been cordoned-off while investigations continue and the case has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. 


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