A MAN was shot in the arm by police officers at a Morrison’s Supermarket, Perch Road, Canterbury in Kent.
Police Officers were called to the supermarket and arrived at 8.40 pm on November 26, in response to multiple calls from members of the public, who were concerned because of a man with a firearm.
During the investigations into the incident, Officers shot an un-armed 32-year-old man in the arm, leaving him injured, however his injuries were not life threatening, and he was taken to hospital.
After the incident, Police arrested the man and identified the weapon as a Power Line 15XTCO2 BB Hand Gun.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission were made aware of the situation at 9pm the same night, and investigators were in Canterbury overnight assessing the circumstances. First accounts from witnesses and officers have been examined, and police logs were checked in relation to the incident.
The IPCC have assessed the circumstances and have come to the decision that the Kent Police’s actions were at a professional standard and the inquest can be investigated at a local level, and enquiries are still ongoing.
Police are urging anyone who has any information contact Kent Police on 01622 690690 or Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.