Man Shot Dead By Police in London

Investiation After Man Shot Dead By Police In North London

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- An investigation is under way into the fatal shooting of a man by police.

The police watchdog, which will probe Scotland Yard's role in the incident, said it understood the dead man had been shot by police in north London, adding that an officer had been taken to hospital.

The extent of the officer's injuries were unknown but they have since been discharged from hospital, a spokesman for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said.

"The IPCC understands that an adult male has been fatally shot at the scene but does not yet have his age verified," the spokesman said.

"It is understood that the shooting followed an MPS (Metropolitan Police Service) operation. The IPCC can confirm that a firearm has been recovered from the scene."

He added: "We do not know the order the shots were fired."

The shooting took place on the Ferry Lane bridge, next to Tottenham Hale Tube station just after 6pm on Thursday night.

Jay Crowned, 39, who lives locally, named the victim as "Mark", a father of four in his late 20s. She said the man had three girls and one boy and described him as "a good daddy".

"The whole family is devastated," she said. "Mark was a local boy who was loved by the community. He's not a troublemaker but he's been down since his friend was stabbed in Mile End in around April this year. His friend was like a brother and he lost him brutally, since then he's been really down."

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "At approximately 18.15 on Thursday 4 August there was a shooting incident in Ferry Lane, near Jarrow Road, N17. The Directorate of Professional Standards and the IPCC has been informed."


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