A mandatory independent investigation into the conduct of the police during the incident has been initiated. Officers were called to Denmead, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes around 9:40 am Friday morning after reports of a “serious disruption” in progress at a residence.
Thames Valley Police said in a statement: “Within minutes, police attended the scene, [and] a forced entry was made into a property, acting on the information of a witness.
“Upon entering, officers observed a man in his thirties who appeared to have died, as well as a seriously injured young child.
“They met a man in his twenties on the property.
“At this early stage of the investigation, it is understood that officers deployed Taser, before shots were fired at the man. “
The force described it as a “serious incident”.
Thames Valley Police said immediate first aid was provided by officers to the man in his 20s before he was treated by paramedics.
However, the man was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) was notified in a mandatory referral and launched an independent investigation.
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Christian Bunt, Deputy Police Chief, said: “What happened this morning can only be described as absolutely tragic and will undoubtedly have an impact on the community.
“Our hearts go out to those affected by this incident.
“Our Major Crime Unit is working closely with the IOPC to understand exactly what happened.
“At this point, no one else is wanted in this investigation and we seek to support everyone involved.
“Community members will see an increased police presence.
“We ask anyone with concerns or information to please speak to one of our uniformed officers.”
Anyone who may have information is invited to call 101 or report online by quoting the reference 20210626-0652
If they wish to remain anonymous, they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-27 01:47:54