Independent investigation into the fatal shooting of a man by police in north London

Published: 11 Dec 2015

The IPCC is independently investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a man by police in Bracknell Close, Wood Green, north London this morning (Friday 11 December). IPCC investigators remain at the scene overseeing forensic examinations.

A 28-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene following a police operation. The man’s family has been informed of his death, although formal identification has not yet taken place.

Metropolitan Police officers have been providing their initial accounts of the incident to IPCC investigators at a central London location. A firearms officer has reported that he discharged his firearm and analysis of the officer’s ammunition confirms that a single shot was fired. What appears to be a non police issue firearm was found at the scene and will be subject to ballistic and forensic tests.

The police officers involved in the operation were specialist firearms officers who are not issued with body worn video cameras. A number of members of the public who witnessed the shooting have been identified and IPCC investigators are in the process of taking their statements.

IPCC Commissioner Cindy Butts said:

“I give my assurances that a thorough, independent investigation into the circumstances is under way. My thoughts are with all of those affected by today’s events.”

  • Death and serious injury
  • Use of force and armed policing