On Friday, 21 August officers from Lambeth escorted a housing officer to a residential address on Tilson Gardens, SW2 as part of a pre-planned eviction.
At 09:45hrs unarmed officers attempted to enter the property. As they were doing so a man was seen emerging from one of the rooms in the property.
Officers withdrew from the property and a police negotiator, London Ambulance Service and firearm officers were called to the scene.
Shortly before 16:46hrs the man was shot by police outside of the premises.
The man was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service. He has been taken to a south London hospital suffering serious injuries.
No other people were thought to be in the property at the time.
Cordons in Tilson Gardens remain is place.
As in any shooting, officers from the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) have been informed and this incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) who has started an independent investigation.