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Man shot in arm and six arrested in Birmingham raid

Man shot in arm and six arrested in Birmingham raid

Officers injured the man in the arm, after they forced entry to a house in Birmingham, at about 05:00 BST
A man was shot by armed officers during a dawn raid that led to six people being arrested, police have said.Officers injured the man in the arm, after they forced entry to a house in Birmingham at about 05:00 BST, West Midlands Police said.Four men and two women were arrested and a firearm was recovered during the raid in Shepherds Gardens, Edgbaston.Police said the man who was shot was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which said it had sent officers to the scene following the "pre-planned police operation".
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All those arrested remain in police custody.The firearm has since been sent for forensic examination.The men aged 21, 35, 45 and 52 and women aged 59 and 64 are all from Birmingham, police said. It is the first shooting of a suspect by West Midlands Police since Sharif Cousins was injured whilst claiming he was unarmed and had his hands up, in July last year, the IOPC said.Before Mr Sharif was injured, no-one had been shot by a force officer since 2000, police said.
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