by the police, 5 bullets in the head
was a rear seat passenger in a car travelling north along Hale
at approx 19:45 the car was stopped by Plain Clothes armed Police
Officers from SO19 as part of a pre planned Operation, as the
car was stopped he was
immediately shot 7 times at close range
shots to the head, 1 in the back and one in the shoulder) 2 Bullets
appeared to have missed him.
shot without warning.
shots were fired by One Officer.
All shots were fired using a High
Velocity Semi Automatic
Assault Rifle at close range ( HK G36C as seen above).
Police have stated AR was never seen at any point in Time with
a gun or other weapon.
There was no return fire from the vehicle AR was a passenger
There were several eye witnesses to the killing as in the Immediate
where the car was stopped there were many Pub and Restaurant
included a family who were within 4 metres of the vehicle when
it was stopped.
The police have said they did not know who AR was until he was
Identified the Day after the shooting.
The next day when the Family and Friends of AR visited the site
they had to hose down and cleanse the pools of ARís still wet
and dried blood that the Armed Police had left behind at the
scene, this was witnessed by the Police Liaison Officers and
was very distressing for the family.
Information initially released by Police Sources stated that
AR was seen with a Firearm, the Police have now Retracted that
statement but have not announced this publicly.
Need i say that the policeman is still on duty?
There is a website dedicated to the
memory of Azelle: http://www.azellerodney.co.uk/