Man shot in Heanor by police 'had gun'
Armed police have shot a man during a confrontation after it was believed he had a gun.
Armed officers were sent to Stainsby Avenue, Heanor, at about 12:25 BST, following reports of a 20-year-old man with a firearm.
He was shot and was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
The Derbyshire force has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
The police watchdog confirmed it was investigating the "non-fatal shooting" of the man on Saturday morning.
It said officers attended the scene following reports of concern for a man's welfare and later of him "carrying a handgun".
He was later shot by an officer and a "non-police issue weapon" was recovered at the scene.
The man's family have been contacted, an IPCC spokesman said.