Cop shot dead at Croydon police station as he took suspect’s temperature with thermometer gun

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A CUSTODY sergeant was shot dead at a London police station this morning as he took a suspect’s temperature while carrying out a Covid assessment. The handcuffed man – arrested on suspicion of possessing ammunition – managed to pull a […]

A CUSTODY sergeant was shot dead at a London police station this morning as he took a suspect’s temperature while carrying out a Covid assessment.

The handcuffed man – arrested on suspicion of possessing ammunition – managed to pull a gun from his trousers and shot the veteran cop in the chest before shooting himself.

Police watchdog investigators are today investigating the circumstances of the arrest, amid concerns on how the lethal weapon was not found when he was arrested.

The 23-year-old suspect had been taken by van to the centre at a Met police building closed to the public in Windmill Lane, Croydon, South London. New Covid booking rules are in place and it is understood that the sergeant, thought to be in his 40s, went to “meet and greet” the suspect outside.

The shooting is thought to have happened in the yard area as the prisoner was about to be assessed and have his temperature and details taken.

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