The gunmen, who then shot himself, is in vital situation.
A British police officer was shot dead in the early hours of Friday by a person who was being held at a custody centre in south London.
Police stated the incident occurred at about 2:15 a.m. whereas the person was being detained at the Croydon Custody Centre, the place arrested suspects are processed. The unnamed officer was handled at the scene for accidents however died in hospital.
The 23-year-old suspect is believed to have then turned the gun on himself. He was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and is in a vital situation. Officers didn’t open fireplace.
“A murder investigation is under way and officers are working at several crime scenes to secure evidence and to establish the facts of what happened,” stated London police chief Cressida Dick, who described the incident as “truly shocking”.
“Early indications are that the suspect shot himself. This has not yet, of course, been established as a fact.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated: “My deepest condolences go to the family, friends and colleagues of the police officer who was killed in Croydon last night. We owe a huge debt to those who risk their own lives to keep us safe.”
The killing of an officer is a uncommon occasion in Britain, the place the overwhelming majority of police stay routinely unarmed. The BBC stated solely 16 different London cops had been killed by a firearm since Second World War.
“This is a sad day for our country and another terrible reminder of how our police officers put themselves in danger each and every day to keep the rest of us safe,” stated Home Secretary Priti Patel.
The final officers to be shot dead whereas on responsibility had been unarmed police constables Fiona Bone, 32, and Nicola Hughes, 23 in 2012.