Armed man shot dead by cops in London

Armed man shot dead by cops in London
Armed man shot dead by cops in London.

Armed man shot dead by cops in London

The Metropolitan Police has dealt with an incident in London this afternoon, Saturday, December 11. It resulted in an armed man being shot and killed by police officers. A man had reportedly entered a bank, and then a bookmakers, armed with a weapon, in Marloes Road, W8, in the Kensington area of West London.

Armed police units were deployed to the scene, where witnesses reported hearing the sound of ‘three loud bangs’. A Met Police spokesperson said, “At 15:04hrs on Saturday, 11 December, police were called to reports of a man with a firearm seen to enter a bank and bookmakers in Marloes Road, W8”.

They continued, “The man was then seen to get into a vehicle and leave the area. At 15:19hrs, armed officers stopped a vehicle at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate, SW7. Shots were fired and a man sustained gunshot wounds”.


Adding, “Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at 16:08hrs. Efforts are under way to confirm the man’s identity, and to inform his next of kin”.

The London Air Ambulance was reportedly also observed at the location, along with vehicles from the London Ambulance Service, as reported by


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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