London police shocked by rare fatal shooting of officer

A general view of the south London custody facility where a police officer was shot dead on Friday.


London (CNN)A police officer in London died after being shot in the early hours of Friday by a man who was being detained, in a rare fatal shooting of a UK police officer.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday at Croydon Custody Centre in south London, the city’s Metropolitan Police Service said.
Fellow officers and paramedics treated the officer at the scene, according to a police statement. However, he later died of his injuries at the hospital.
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