LONDON — A London police officer on Friday morning was shot dead inside a police station, London Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Police detained a 23-year-old man at the scene. He was also taken to hospital with a gunshot wound. The police said that no police firearms were fired during the incident.

A murder investigation has been launched.

At 2.15 a.m., an officer was shot by a man who was already arrested and being detained at a custody center in Croydon, a neighborhood in south London, police said. The officer was treated at the scene and later died at a hospital.

“This is a truly shocking incident in which one of our colleagues has lost his life in the most tragic circumstances,” Cressida Dick, London Metropolitan Police commissioner, said in a statement. “My heart goes out to his family, direct colleagues and friends.

“When a colleague dies in the line of duty the shock waves and sadness reverberates throughout the Met and our communities. Policing is a family, within London and nationally, and we will all deeply mourn our colleague.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Republicans introduce $1tn pandemic recovery plan

Republicans have proposed spending an additional $1tn (£776bn) to address the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The plan includes $100bn for schools and issuing stimulus payments of up to $1,200 to most Americans. Under the plan, the payment…

Details emerge of FBI raid at Ghislaine Maxwell hideout

Fresh details have emerged of the FBI raid leading to the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of grooming young girls on behalf of her former partner, the convicted paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein. The 58-year-old British heiress is due…

Man charged with slashing toddler on New York City street in random attack

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on New York City police have arrested a man they say slashed a 2-year-old boy who was in a stroller. The boy was cut above the left eye…

No 4: Burnley

Guardian writers’ predicted position: 13th (NB: this is not necessarily Paul Wilson’s prediction but the average of our writers’ tips) Last season’s position: 10th Odds to win the league (via Oddschecker): 1,000-1 Everyone at Turf Moor is agreed on one…