'No evidence' London man fired on police in riots catalyst
Updated August 10, 2011 04:46:46
«"At this stage there is no evidence that the handgun found at the scene was fired during the incident," said the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) in an update on last Thursday's fatal shooting in Tottenham, north London.
Reports initially suggested Mr Duggan had shot at police.
The IPCC said that two shots were fired by one firearms officer, and a post-mortem examination revealed that Mr Duggan received a gunshot wound to the chest, which killed him, as well as a second gunshot wound to his right bicep.
A bullet was found lodged in one of the police officers' radios and a non-police issue handgun was also recovered from the scene.
Ballistics tests have now revealed that the bullet lodged in the radio was police issue, "and, whilst it is still subject to DNA analysis, it is consistent with having been fired from a gun used by the police.
The handgun found at the scene was a converted an illegal pistol, but it was not used in the incident, the tests also reveal. Further examination is being carried out.»