IPCC Investigate Police Shooting In Kent

18th February 2015

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is independently investigating an incident in which a man was critically injured after being shot by Kent Police.

At approximately 11.20pm on Sunday 8 February Kent Police responded to reports of an incident in a Hersden property involving a 40 year-old man and a 16 year-old girl. As part of the response armed officers were deployed.

At approximately 1am on the Monday the man was shot. During the incident the girl suffered a number of injuries. They were both taken to hospital, where the man remains in a critical condition and the girl is recovering.

IPCC investigators went to the scene and as is routine arranged for an independent ballistics expert to examine the address. The IPCC oversaw the recovery of evidence from the address and have conducted house to house enquiries.

The firearms officers have provided accounts to the IPCC. They are all being treated as significant witnesses.

Investigators have recovered for testing a police issue handgun, two Tasers and a baton launcher that were used during the incident.

For more information visit www.ipcc.gov.uk


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