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Inquest to start for man who was shot by police

James Wilson, 24, was shot once in a South Tyneside street and died in hospital in April 2016.

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Police at the scene in Frenchmans Way, South Shields, South Tyneside, where police shot a man (Tom Wilkinson/PA)

Police at the scene in Frenchmans Way, South Shields, South Tyneside, where police shot a man (Tom Wilkinson/PA)

Police at the scene in Frenchmans Way, South Shields, South Tyneside, where police shot a man (Tom Wilkinson/PA)

An inquest will be held on Monday into the death of a man who was shot in the chest by police.

James Carlo Wilson, 24, died in hospital in April 2016, days after he was shot by a firearms officer in Frenchman’s Way, South Shields, South Tyneside.

At the time, Northumbria Police said officers were called to the scene after receiving reports that a man was seen carrying a handgun.

According to reports, police were heard to shout: “Put the gun down.”

The inquest is being held at the Mansion House, Jesmond, Newcastle, and is scheduled to take three days.

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