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Briton shot by police was unlawfully killed, inquest rules


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A man shot dead by police while carrying an axe on a city centre street was unlawfully killed, an inquest jury has ruled.

Lewis Skelton, 31, died after he was shot twice by a police officer in Hull after Tasers had no effect on him, a jury at Hull coroner’s court heard.

The inquest heard how Skelton was shot after failing to respond to officers’ instructions to stop on 29 November 2016.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/15/hull-man-shot-by-police-was-unlawfully-killed-inquest-jury-rules

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In light of yesterday's news I'd say they made the right call. 

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What would be wrong with a bullet in the leg? 

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8 hours ago, ethereal_scout said:

What would be wrong with a bullet in the leg? 

Only in books and films. In real life people shoot to kill for three reason: that's what the gun is for, the trunk is a bigger target, and a wounded enemy is still potentially dangerous.

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14 hours ago, The Silver Shroud said:

Only in books and films. In real life people shoot to kill for three reason: that's what the gun is for, the trunk is a bigger target, and a wounded enemy is still potentially dangerous.

Plus, it's difficult for the perp to sue you if they're dead. :tu:

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