Man shot dead by police in Coventry after ‘intelligence-led’ raid | UK news

A man has been shot dead by armed officers in Coventry.

Two more men were detained at the scene following an “intelligence-led operation” on Friday night, West Midlands police said.

Officers executed a warrant in Burnaby Road at around 6.20pm.

“One man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene while two other men were detained by officers,” the force said.

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January 5, 2019

A large number of police cars, along with emergency service vehicles, were reported in the area of Burnaby Road, a largely residential street north of the city centre, in the wake of the incident.

One Twitter user said: “My brother lives on Burnaby road (and a) policeman told him to get inside as someone has been shot. “Not letting anyone on Burnaby road over 17 police cars armed police on street.”

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My brother lives on burnaby road policeman told him to get inside as someone has been shot. Not letting anyone on burnaby road over 17 police cars armed police on street


January 4, 2019

The area around the scene remained cordoned off on Saturday morning.

West Midlands police said the incident had been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the forces watchdog.

This is a breaking news story and updates will follow.



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