A police officer has been shot dead at Croydon Police Station in the south. The officer was by a suspect. It’s believed the suspect turned the gun on himself and is still alive.
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The Metropolitan Police said the officer died in hospital after being shot by the man at Croydon Custody Centre in south London during the early hours of Friday.
A 23-year-old man detained at the scene was also taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and remains in a critical condition, police said.
The force said no police firearms were discharged during the incident.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said: “At approximately 0215 on Friday, September 25 the officer was shot by a man who was being detained at Croydon Custody Centre in Windmill Lane.
“Officers and paramedics treated him at the scene and he was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service. Very tragically he subsequently died at hospital.
“We are in the process of informing all of the officer’s family and are supporting them with specialist officers.
“A 23-year-old man was detained by officers at the scene. He was also taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and remains in a critical condition.
More details awaited.