Keynsham stand-off: Police shoot suspect in wheelchair
A man in a wheelchair has been shot in the leg by police following an armed stand-off near Bristol.
The officers were called to Minsmere Road, Keynsham, at 18:00 BST on Tuesday and "threatened with the firearm," Avon and Somerset Police said.
A man in his 40s was taken to Frenchay Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
David Jenkin, who lives nearby, said: "I could see two policemen crouching behind their vehicle with rifles pointing at a house.
"They told us to get down and just a moment later I saw a gun poking out of the house at the police.
'Ducked behind car'
"They started shouting 'Put the gun down, put it down' and then they let off a couple of rounds and then they charged towards the guy.
"They got within about six feet and he let off a round from a shotgun I think and I ducked behind a car."
Ch Supt Geoff Spicer, district commander for the Bath and North East Somerset area, said: "We were called to a domestic incident last night involving a firearm in Minsmere Road in Keynsham.
"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."
Eyewitness Thomas McCallum said the police had been shouting at his neighbour's house telling him to come out.
"I know the gentleman who lives there and his condition - he's disabled in a wheelchair - so I shouted to the police that he's disabled," he said.
"Within a space of five to 10 seconds there were words shouted by the police officer and a shot was fired from the police officer's gun and then two further shots were fired from the police officer."
The force said a man had been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences.