A police officer was shot dead by a man detained in London.
In a statement, Scotland Yard said: “At around 2:15 am on Friday, September 25th, the officer was shot dead by a man detained in Croydon Custody Center on Windmill Lane.
“Officials and paramedics treated him on site and he was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service. He later died very tragically in the hospital.
“We are in the process of informing the civil servant’s entire family and supporting them with specialist officers.
“A 23-year-old man was arrested by officers at the scene. He was also rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound and is in critical condition.
“No police weapons were fired during the incident.”
City Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “This is a really shocking incident in which one of our colleagues lost his life in the most tragic of circumstances. My heart goes out to his family, direct colleagues and friends.
“We currently support his family and have a dedicated team that supports the officers and those at the detention center who witnessed the shooting.
“When a colleague dies in the ministry, the shock wave and sadness reverberate throughout the Met and our communities. The police are a family in London and nationally and we will all deeply grieve our colleagues.
“We are in the early stages of the investigation and are still working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident. We will provide further updates as we receive them.”