Keynsham police shooting investigated by IPCC

  • 9 May 2013
  • From the section Bristol
Minsmere Road, Keynsham
Image caption Minsmere Road in Keynsham was reopened on Wednesday evening

The shooting of a man by police in Keynsham, near Bristol, is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The man, who witnesses said was a wheelchair user, was shot on Tuesday after a 999 call by a woman reporting a man making threats with a firearm.

The 47-year-old injured man remains in Frenchay Hospital where he is being treated for an injury to his leg.

Avon and Somerset Police said a man had been arrested over firearms offences.

IPCC Commissioner Rachel Cerfontyne said the shooting was "a very serious incident" which would be investigated thoroughly.

"IPCC investigators are in the process of interviewing significant witnesses and have secured the firearms from both the police and the man and these will be forensically examined," she said.

"We expect to be able to release more detailed information after we have independently verified it, " she added.

Speaking on Wednesday Ch Supt Geoff Spicer, district commander for the Bath and North East Somerset area, said: "We were called to a domestic incident last night [Tuesday] 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," he added.

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