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Forget it, i dont have time to point out every flaw in this.
In the mean time there has also been 5 wounded in a shooting at brixton, media coverage?
Police have confirmed they shot Raoul Moat with a taser stun gun during last night's stand-off with Britain's most wanted man.
The six-hour stalemate on a riverbank in Rothbury eventually came to an end when the 37-year-old shot himself dead at 1.15am.
Temporary Chief Constable Sue Sim told a news conference: "Right up until that time police officers were striving to get Mr Moat to give himself up.
"During this time police officers discharged a taser, however that did not prevent his death."
She would not take questions after the news conference, but from the wording of her statement it can only be assumed Moat was hit with the taser before he shot himself.
There is also the possibility the taser was fired, but missed the gunman.
Sky's crime correspondent Martin Brunt said when you listen to the recording of the stand-off, you can hear a crying sound moments before the fatal shot rings out.
He said tasers give a fleeting feeling of intense pain, and usually elicit an involuntary wail from the victim, and this may be the sound of Moat being hit.
Firearms experts said it is possible that the high voltage shock may have caused him to flinch and pull the trigger.
Up until now, police would only say "no gunshots" were fired by officers. The matter will be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
Moat had been holding a sawn-off shotgun to his neck in the pouring rain, and a single gunshot rang out and echoed around the woodland.
Around half an hour later, ambulance staff were allowed onto the scene.
He was seen being wheeled on a trolley into Newcastle General Hospital with a sheet covering his head. Moat was confirmed dead at 2.20am.
Originally posted by RMFX1
The only thing that I know for certain is that the gunshot that you hear in the clip is definetelty not from a shotgun. So unless Moat was carrying another firearm then he certainly wasn't the one that fired the shot.
Originally posted by tappy
Edit to add: News is now reporting that he "decided to shoot himself" - if the taser made him involuntarily pull the trigger, then that's hardly the same as him making a decision to kill himself.
This is kinda making me angry now.
[edit on 10-7-2010 by tappy]