First Fatal Police Shooting Since 2011 Reported in London

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Sept. 5 2014 12:51 PM

First Fatal Police Shooting Since 2011 Reported in London

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Forensic investigators outside the house where the shooting took place.

Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Early this morning, London police shot and killed a man who was threatening a woman with a knife—the first fatal police shooting in the city since 2011. The 40-year-old man, apparently known to his victim, reportedly broke into her home sometime around 11 p.m. Police sent a negotiator to the scene, but at 1 a.m., police fired the fatal shots. From the Guardian:

A female neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: “I heard lots of shots – three or four. Like a bonfire. I’ve never heard anything like it before. It was really scary.
“There were a lot of police with guns. It was very scary.”
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