Man Shot By Police In South Shields Dies

2 April 2016, 11:30

South Shields shooting

A 24-year-old man shot by a firearms officer in South Shields on Tuesday has died, the police watchdog has said.

James Wilson, from South Shields, died in hospital from his wounds on Friday, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said.

IPCC Commissioner Carl Gumsley said: ``Our thoughts are with James' friends and family at this very difficult time.''

Armed police were called to Frenchmans Way, South Shields, South Tyneside, at around 1am on Tuesday after receiving reports a man was holding a handgun.

The police watchdog is investigating after he was shot, having apparently been told by Northumbria Police officers to ``put the gun down''.

Mr Wilson, also known as Cornet, was believed to have been shot once in the chest.

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