Timeline: Mark Saunders gun siege death
A look at the events leading up to the fatal shooting of barrister Mark Saunders following a five-hour armed stand off with police in west London on 6 May 2008.
Mr Saunders and his wife Elizabeth drive from their Chelsea home to their Queen Elizabeth Building chambers in Temple. Their conversation is "happy and positive" and includes plans for a holiday to India in December.
The barrister returns home and picks up his mother-in-law, Margaret Clarke, with whom he had spent the weekend, at King's Cross station at 1030. He is his "usual cheerful self".
Mr Saunders texts his wife to say he is home and later rings a firm of solicitors in Lincoln.
His movements become unclear, but phone analysis shows he is in the Kensington area and has telephoned escort agencies.
Mr Saunders gets into David Hay's taxi in Cromwell Road and makes a series of bizarre phone calls. When he gets out about 20 minutes later he tells the driver: "I'm going to die."
Mr Saunders rings his friend and fellow barrister Michael Bradley and, during the call, fires a gunshot. He then speaks to Ivor Treherne, the senior clerk at his chambers, and fires the gun again as police arrive.
Armed police surround Mr Saunders' home at 46 Markham Square as cordons are erected, business premises commandeered and specialist officers drafted in from across London.
Senior negotiator Supt John Sutherland starts to call Mr Saunders' mobile and landline. Their discussions are constantly interrupted as the now drunk gunman complains he cannot hear.
Mr Saunders is filmed leaning on his closed fourth-floor kitchen window as he tells negotiators he is scared of police, is "terrible with booze" and may soon die. He asks to speak to his wife.
Mr Saunders holds the first of several hand-written notes to his window. He later calls 999 and asks to speak to a "hostage negotiator".
The barrister becomes more incoherent, saying he will be "gunned down" before falling down the stairs as music blares in the background.
Mr Saunders blasts his shotgun through a window. Two officers return fire. No one is injured. About 90 seconds earlier a bright police spotlight is switched on. Before shooting, the barrister told a negotiator he needed to "blow off some steam".
Mr Saunders opens the smashed kitchen window and leans out. He sits on the ledge, holding a telephone handset in one hand. He leans backwards and looks upwards.
The barrister can be heard groaning and shouting he cannot hear police as he leans from the window. He is holding a shotgun in the hand left trailing inside.
Mr Saunders begins waving the shotgun out of the window, with the barrel pointing towards the sky. A police officer can be heard shouting "put the gun down" through a loud hailer.
The gunman slowly lowers the gun from vertical to horizontal. He is shot dead as it aligns with police marksmen on surrounding buildings.