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CPS to rule on fatal shots probe
Azelle Rodney
Azelle Rodney was shot in April during a police operation
The Crown Prosecution Service is to decide if a police officer who shot a man dead in London will face charges.

Azelle Rodney, 24, of west London, was killed by a marksman in April during a police operation.

The shooting was investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission which has now handed its file to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Mr Rodney was a rear seat passenger in a car that was being followed by police in an operation involving 25 officers.

Inquest advice

His family have campaigned for the officers involved to be prosecuted.

He was shot when Metropolitan Police (Met) marksmen surrounded the vehicle in Hale Lane, Edgware, north west London.

But the officer who pulled the trigger has not given any evidence to the IPCC inquiry, although the incident statement he made to superiors on the day has been submitted.

He has been moved off firearms duty, but has not been suspended.

Two other men in the car were arrested over suspected possession of a firearm and their cases are currently going through the courts.

The pressure group Inquest is assisting the family in its fight for information about Mr Rodney's death.

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