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A police officer trying to detain a suspect has been shot dead.
The Met Police officer was shot by a man who was being detained at Croydon Custody Centre in Windmill Lane, south London.
The victim was treated at the scene and rushed to hospital, where he was tragically pronounced dead.
A 23-year-old man was detained by officers and taken to hospital with a gunshot wound.
He remains in a critical condition.
Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “This is a truly shocking incident in which one of our colleagues has lost his life in the most tragic circumstances. My heart goes out to his family, direct colleagues and friends.
“We are currently supporting his family and also have a dedicated team providing support to the officers and those in the custody centre who witnessed the shooting.
"When a colleague dies in the line of duty the shockwaves and sadness reverberates throughout the Met and our communities. Policing is a family, within London and nationally, and we will all deeply mourn our colleague.
“We are in the early stages of the investigation and are still working to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and we will provide further updates when we have them."
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- MET Police
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