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Greenwich: Man shot by police detained as investigation continues


man who was shot by armed officers in south east London has been detained under the Mental Health Act, police have said.

The Met Police received multiple reports of a man with a firearm on Creek Road, Greenwich on August 5. Firearms officers arrived at the scene and shot the 36-year-old.

He was taken to hospital and his injuries were deemed as non-life threatening.

Regional director Sal Naseem said: “The discharge of police firearms is rare but when this occurs it is important a thorough and independent investigation takes place.”

Following the incident, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) announced it would be opening an ivestigation.

A spokesman for the IOPC said previously: “Today (Friday), shortly after 4pm we were notified by the MPS that a man had received a gunshot injury as the result of a police shooting during an incident in Greenwich, south London.

“We have begun an independent investigation. Our investigators have been sent to the scene and we have started the post-incident procedures to start gathering evidence.”

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