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Armed police shoot a man in his 50s dead during Birmingham dawn raid

Armed police shoot a man in his 50s dead during an intelligence-led operation in Birmingham

  • Armed police stormed a building on Wheelys Lane, Birmingham at 5am today 
  • Officers shot a man in his 50s during the operation who died at the scene 
  • The Independent Office for Police Conduct will review body-worn video footage 

Armed police shot dead a suspect during a dawn raid on a property in Birmingham this morning. 

Officers executing a search warrant during an intelligence-led operation in the Westside area of the city. 

A man in his 50s was shot during the raid and died a short time later at the scene. 

Footage of the incident was captured on the officer’s body worn camera and has been downloaded. 

According to West Midlands Police: ‘Enquiries are under way after a man was shot dead by armed police during an operation at an address in Birmingham.

‘A warrant was executed as part of an intelligence-led operation in Wheeleys Lane in Lee Bank just before 5am today (Friday 15 March).

‘A man, in his 50s, was shot and died a short time later at the scene.

‘The area is currently cordoned off.

‘Officers’ body worn video has been downloaded.

‘The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.’ 

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