Stanningley: Injured man dies after Half Mile Green incident

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A police operation in Half Mile Green, Stanningley, has concluded with the man involved being taken to hospital in a critical condition and later pronounced dead. 
 
At 12.36pm on Sunday, June 9, officers were called to a domestic-related incident at the property but withdrew after seeing a man in possession of what appeared to be a handgun.  
 
A cordon was put in and various emergency service resources, including armed officers and police negotiators, attended the scene to try bring the incident to a safe conclusion.  
 
At about 10.50pm, armed officers forced entry to the address, deploying distraction devices, and found the man critically injured. He was taken to hospital by ambulance for emergency treatment but was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. 
 
West Yorkshire Police has referred the Incident to the Independent Office for Police conduct, which is a mandatory requirement in these circumstances, and it has declared an independent investigation. 

An IOPC spokesperson: “We can confirm we are investigating an incident in Stanningley involving West Yorkshire Police, following which a man has died in hospital.

“After being notified by West Yorkshire Police we sent investigators to the scene and the police post incident procedures to begin our enquiries.

“We will be examining police handling of the incident and the exact circumstances of what took place. Our investigation is at a very early stage and our thoughts are with everyone affected.”

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