Police marksmen shoot wheelchair-bound man after he pulled out a SHOTGUN

May 8, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

Police marksmen shot a wheelchair-bound man in the leg after he confronted them armed with a shotgun following a short siege.

The man, believed to be in his late 30s, confronted the officers on his doorstep with a shotgun as they responded to reports of a domestic incident.

Marksmen surrounded the man’s home in Keynsham, Somerset, and shot him in the leg.

Police at the scene of the shooting after a wheelchair-bound man pulled out a shotgun

Police at the scene of the shooting after a wheelchair-bound man pulled out a shotgun

He was later taken to Frenchay Hospital, Bristol.

Yesterday police confirmed the unnamed man had been arrested on suspicion of a firearm offence.

Chief Superintendent Geoff Spicer, District commander for Bath and North East Somerset area added the matter had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

He said: “We were called to a domestic incident on Tuesday May 7 involving a firearm in Minsmere Road in Keynsham shortly after 6pm.

“When we attended the address our officers were threatened by a man with a firearm.

“The man was injured and taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition. He has been arrested.

“We have referred the matter to the IPCC and will support them in their investigations.”

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