IPCC investigation under way into police shooting in Frankley, Birmingham

28 Jul 2017 02:21 PM

The IPCC has begun an independent investigation following a police shooting in Frankley, south Birmingham on Wednesday 26 July.

A man in his early forties was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being shot by a firearms officer in Hereford Close and he remains in a critical condition.

Initial information indicates that armed police were deployed to the Frankley area of Birmingham at around 9pm last night in response to intelligence received relating to firearms offences.

After being notified of the shooting by West Midlands Police, IPCC investigators deployed to the scene of the incident last night and the post incident procedure.

We have gathered police body worn video which captured footage of the incident, and this will be reviewed.

IPCC investigators remain at the scene today carrying out house to house enquiries and gathering relevant evidence. A police firearm has been secured. There is early evidence to indicate a single shot was fired by one police officer.

IPCC Commissioner Derrick Campbell said: “We will be carrying out a thorough, independent investigation into this serious incident, as is appropriate when police use potentially lethal force. We are making contact with the man’s family and will ensure they are updated on the progress of our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to ring the Independent Police Complaints Commission Incident Enquiry Line on 0800 029 4694 or email HerefordClose@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk