PCC statement on shooting
The Police and Crime Commissioner was immediately informed of a
shooting in the Frankley area of Birmingham last night.
The incident in Hereford Close saw a firearm discharged by an armed
officer at around 9pm.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed and
a thorough investigation is underway.
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson said,
"An incident like this is extremely rare in the West Midlands and,
as such, I will be monitoring the situation closely. This is the
first time West Midlands Police has shot someone since 2000. I
scrutinise police use of force closely and I will continue to do
so. Police use of firearms is closely monitored and regulated."