30/10/2008

Guns Recovered After Man Shot By Police

A man has been shot dead by police in an east London street.

According to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), three weapons - not believed to be police guns - were recovered shortly after police shot an armed man dead in a street in Harold Hill, near Romford, Essex.

The man was shot at 2.20pm on Wednesday as he confronted an armed response unit in Honeysuckle Close.

An IPCC spokesman said: "Three weapons have been preserved at the scene and await forensic examination."

It is thought neighbours called officers after the shooting, which followed a domestic dispute between a man and a woman.

The IPCC said the woman was taken to hospital by ambulance with non-threatening injuries as a result of the incident.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "Police received reports from the public of a man seen in possession of a firearm.

"Armed officers attended at the request of borough officers.

"A man has been shot in the street by police. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital."

(JM)

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