NEWS “without comment”
September 25, 2020:
A POLICE officer was shot dead inside a Croydon police station early this morning with the suspect’s weapon was missed during a search.
The officer – believed to be the Custody Sergeant – was gunned down by a suspect who’d been arrested for possession of ammunition in Croydon town centre just minutes earlier.
He was taken to Croydon police station where he pulled out his concealed loaded gun and killing the police officer – before turning the gun on himself, causing critical but as yet non-fatal injuries.
Last night’s shooting serves as a reminder of the dangers police officers face in their jobs every day, Home Secretary Priti Patel has said.
WAPI extends condolences and thoughts to family, friends and colleagues.