Man Shot Dead by Police - Three Guns Recovered
POLICE have seized three guns from the scene of a shooting in which they shot a man dead in the street today at around two in the afternoon, in East London, it has been revealed.
Three guns were seized after police shot an armed man dead in the street.
The weapons, which were not police guns, were recovered on Wednesday evening, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said.
The man was shot in Harold Hill, Romford, Essex, after police were called to a domestic incident.
Local police called in a CO19 armed response unit after witnesses said the man had a gun. Scotland Yard said the man suffered a fatal gunshot wound after he was confronted in the street by armed officers.
An IPCC spokesman said: "Three weapons have been preserved at the scene and await forensic examination."
ARMED police have today shot dead a man in Romford, Essex, just outside East London.
It has been described as a domestic incident.
A man has been shot dead by police in Romford, east London.
The BBC's Home Affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said armed police were called to Romford at 1340 GMT.
Police said: "Armed police attended at the request of borough officers. A man has been shot dead by police. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital."
The shooting happened near Honeysuckle Close, a residential estate in the Harold Hill area that backs onto a local park.
Both the Directorate of Public Standards and the Independent Police Complaints Commission were informed of the shooting.
One neighbour in Honeysuckle Close, who did not want to be named, said: "I saw the police here and I just stayed out of the way.
"They blocked the square off and the helicopter was overhead."
Another neighbour added: "Somebody got shot. I don't know any more about it."