Man shot in Heanor by police 'had gun'

Police in Stainsby Avenue
Image caption Police have been at the scene since the early hours of Saturday morning

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).

Image caption The IPCC said a weapon was recovered at the scene in Stainsby Avenue

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.

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