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Monday, 19 August, 2002, 08:29 GMT 09:29 UK
Police identify shooting victim
Fosta Errol Thompson
Fosta Errol Thompson was killed on Thursday
Police have formally identified a man who was shot dead by officers in a late-night confrontation in a Bristol street.

Fosta Errol Thompson, 20, who was killed on Thursday, was a Jamaican national who had lived in the city for the past year.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of being hit by a single bullet.

Assistant Chief Constable Colin Smith from the Hampshire Constabulary has been appointed by the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) to investigate Mr Thompson's death.

Police appeal

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident which began at 2300 BST in Mary Carpenter Place in the St Paul's area of the city.

Mr Thompson was shot at 2330 BST in James Street in the St Werburgh's.

Police are also trying to trace a second man who they believe may have been involved in the incident.

Mr Smith said: "House-to-house inquiries have taken place as part of this intensive investigation.

"We would very much like to hear from anybody who saw or heard anything on the night in question or who has any information at all which may be of assistance to the inquiry."

The PCA investigation, which involves a team of 25 officers, is expected to last several weeks.


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