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.