Man shot dead by police after ‘claiming to have firearm’
The man, believed to be in his 40s, was killed in the early hours of Monday
A man has been shot dead by police after claiming he had a firearm.
Armed officers attended the scene in Collier Row in Romford, east London, in the early hours of Monday.
Scotland Yard said it was called at 3.50am by a man making threats and claiming he was in possession of a firearm.
At around 4.45am a man believed to be in his 40s was shot by police near Collier Row Road and Lodge Lane.
He was pronounced dead at the scene about half an hour later.
The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.