An armed man who claimed he wanted to commit suicide was shot dead by police last night.
Armed police and special negotiators were dispatched to the residence following a 999 call of ‘suicide’.
police They tried to engage the 40-year-old man, but officers opened fire just before 9 p.m.
The man was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. The murder weapon, believed to be a rifle, was found at the scene in Dagenham, east. London.
Pictures from the scene last night showed a forensic tent set up in the grounds of the property and police officers guarding the scene.
Commander Kyle Gordon, frontline police commander for north and east London, said: “Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the man who died, the community of Dagenham and the officers involved in this incident.” Ta.
The Independent Police Conduct Authority watchdog confirmed it had launched an investigation.
of mets The force said it had also received a report from its own Professional Standards Authority.
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