Officer who shot Tottenham man Jermaine Baker is suspended

Jermaine Baker
Jermaine Baker

source: The Voice Online
published: 15 December 2015

A police firearms officer has been suspended and could face prosecution following the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Jermaine Baker. The father-of-two from Tottenham, north London, died from a single gunshot wound during a police operation near Wood Green Crown Court on Friday (Dec 12).

A stand-off with police after attempts to help gang members Izzet Eren, 32, and Erwin Amoyaw-Gyamfi, 29, to escape on their way to court resulted in Baker being killed, it has been reported.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it has launched a criminal homicide investigation into the death. This could see the police face murder or manslaughter charges.

Friends of Baker said they were shocked and confused by what had happened, and were still coming to terms with his death.“I just started crying,’ his childhood friend Charlotte Asar, 26, told The Metro. “I couldn’t believe it. I was surprised how emotional I was, but I was absolutely devastated.”

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