Homerton shooting: Man, 28, fighting for his life after being shot by armed cop as officer stabbed in domestic disturbance

Knights Close was taped off after the incident last night. Picture: @999London on Twitter

Knights Close was taped off after the incident last night. Picture: @999London on Twitter - Credit: @999London on Twitter

A man is fighting for his life after being shot by police responding to reports that a suspect was “armed with knives and making threats to kill”.

An officer was also stabbed during the “domestic disturbance” in Knights Close, Homerton just before 10pm last night.

A 28-year-old man was shot by specialist firearms officers who had been deployed to the scene.

He was taken to an east London hospital, where he currently remains.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: “At this time his condition has been assessed as life-threatening. The officer’s injury is not believed to be life-threatening. He has not been hospitalised. There are no other reported injuries.”


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The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed, and the Independent Office for Police Conduct has launched an independent investigation.

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