Man shot dead by police in Coventry after ‘intelligence-led’ raid | UK news


A man has been shot dead by armed officers at a house in Coventry.

Two more men were detained at the scene following an “intelligence-led” operation on Friday night, West Midlands police said.

Witnesses described seeing a large number of officers in the area, including a significant number of police vehicles.

Officers executed a warrant at an address in Burnaby Road at around 6.20pm.

“One man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene while two other men were detained by officers,” the force said.

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Burnaby Road is a largely residential street north of the city centre.

One Twitter user said: “My brother lives on Burnaby road (and a) policeman told him to get inside as someone has been shot. “Not letting anyone on Burnaby road over 17 police cars armed police on street.”

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My brother lives on burnaby road policeman told him to get inside as someone has been shot. Not letting anyone on burnaby road over 17 police cars armed police on street

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The area around the scene remained cordoned off on Saturday morning.

Adam Court, 26, owner of the local media network Complete Traffic based nearby, told the Press Association: “We heard a lot of sirens heading towards the far end of the street and traffic coming to a swift halt.

“The road is plagued with a history of serious collisions so this was nothing out of the ordinary.

“But it was the sheer number of police officers at the scene that caused initial concern.”

West Midlands police said the incident had been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the forces watchdog.


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