Susan Alexander
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Azelle Rodney mother felt 'no animosity' to police shooter

The mother of a man who was shot dead by police in north-west London seven years ago has described seeing the officer responsible for the first time at the inquiry into his death.

Azelle Rodney, 24, was shot six times in Edgware after the car he was in was stopped on 30 April 2005.

Armed police claimed they feared the occupants were armed with a sub-machine gun to rob a Colombian drugs gang.

Mr Rodney's mother Susan Alexander told the BBC's June Kelly that it was hard to believe the officer - known as E7 to protect his identity - was the person who had killed her son.

She also said the officer's account was "very poor" and that he had not given her son time to raise his hands, "he didn't stand a chance basically".

  • 17 Dec 2012
  • From the section UK