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Man shot dead by police during ‘intelligence-led operation’

Written by on 15/03/2019

A man in his 50s has been shot dead by police in the Lee Bank area of Birmingham.

It happened during an “intelligence-led operation in Wheeleys Lane just before 5am”, West Midlands Police said.

The man died at the scene.

Officers’ body worn video is being examined.

The force said in a statement: “A warrant was executed as part of an intelligence-led operation in Wheeleys Lane in Lee Bank just before 5am today.

“A man, in his 50s, was shot and died a short time later at the scene.

“The area is currently cordoned off.

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“Officers’ body worn video has been downloaded.

“The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.”

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