Man shot dead during police operation in Coventry

Man shot dead during police operation in Coventry

A man has been shot dead by armed officers at an address in Coventry.

Two more men were detained at the scene following an intelligence-led operation on Friday night, West Midlands Police said.

Officers executed a warrant in Burnaby Road at around 6.20pm.

“One man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene while two other men were detained by officers,” the force said.

A large number of police cars, along with emergency service vehicles, were reported in the area of Burnaby Road, a largely residential street north of the city centre, in the wake of the incident.

One Twitter user said: “My brother lives on Burnaby road (and a) policeman told him to get inside as someone has been shot.

“Not letting anyone on Burnaby road over 17 police cars armed police on street.”

The area around the scene remained cordoned off on Saturday morning.

West Midlands Police said the incident had been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the forces watchdog.

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