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Your email address will not be published.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

Plane on fire at Moscow airport! Luckily, it’s firefighters training to save lives (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Three crash tenders and 43 firefighters took part in Tuesday’s drill in Vnukovo. They doused an aircraft modified to serve training purposes with foam and performed an evacuation of passengers trapped inside the smoke-filled cabin. Source

Why Agbonlahor is raffling shirt for NHS

A “horrible experience” with coronavirus-like symptoms has inspired the former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor to raise money for the NHS by raffling one of the most cherished souvenirs of his career. The 33-year-old, having already made a personal donation…

The rise of mutual aid under coronavirus

People behaving badly is a staple of the news, and the pandemic has given us plenty of lurid snapshots. In the US alone, we have seen protesters with guns in Michigan’s capital demanding an end to lockdown, anti-vaxxer women in…

Study: Philippines a global hot spot for online child abuse

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has emerged as a global hot spot for online child sexual exploitation, and coronavirus lockdowns that restrict millions to their homes may be worsening the abuses, a U.S. official said Thursday. A new study released…