Police firearm discharged at 48 year old in London

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has referred the police shooting of a man in West Hendon last night to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), who have now begun an independent investigation.

The incident occurred after police were called to reports of a man discharging a firearm from a balcony at an address in Franklin House, NW9 at approximately 20:15hrs on Saturday, 14 February.

Firearms officers attended the scene and an officer received injuries as did the man inside the premises.

The man – who is white and aged 48 – has been taken to a central London hospital for treatment. His injuries are described as serious but are not thought to be life threatening at this time.

The officer was also taken to hospital. His injuries are described as not serious and he has since been discharged.

The Directorate of Professional Standards was informed and the incident was referred to the IPCC who have begun an independent investigation.

Trident will investigate any firearms offences the 48-year-old man may have committed during this incident.