Sergeant Matt Ratana: Louis de Zoysa charged with murder of Goring rugby coach Brighton News

A MAN has been charged with the murder of a Metropolitan Police sergeant.

Sergeant Matt Ratana died of a gunshot wound to his chest hours after being shot dead by a handcuffed suspect at Croydon Custody Center on September 25 last year.

Goring’s 54-year-old rugby coach was rushed to St George’s Hospital in Tooting but was pronounced dead at 4:20 a.m.

An investigation revealed that the gun had been discharged “several times”.

Homicide detectives investigating the fatal shooting today charged Louis de Zoysa, 23, of Park Road in Banstead, Surrey, with his murder, as well as possession of a gun and possession of ammunition.

The Argus: Matt Ratana with his partner Su BushbyMatt Ratana with his partner Su Bushby

De Zoysa has remained in hospital in stable and non-life threatening condition since the incident, under police surveillance.

Officers liaised closely with his medical team and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) throughout the process.

Recent changes in his condition and a CPS ruling led to Zoysa being charged with murder and the other offenses this afternoon.

He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court tomorrow via video link.

The Met said Matt’s partner and son have been notified.

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