Armed police who shot dead a gunman in Greater Manchester have been cleared of any wrongdoing by an inquiry.
Craig King was the first person to be shot dead by the force
Craig King, 32, from Salford, was shot by officers in the first fatal shooting by Greater Manchester Police.
Mr King had smashed the windows of the house in Ashton-under-Lyne with a machete before returning with a rifle.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the officers had committed no crime and there was no evidence of misconduct.
After breaking the windows of the house on Crawford Street on 10 September, Mr King had fled in his car.
The occupants called police and an hour later, while two unarmed officers were present, Mr King drove past the house and fired a shot.
Officers called for back-up and four armed officers arrived at the scene.
At about 2012 BST, Mr King returned and confronted officers, who opened fire.
He was taken to the Tameside General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 2100 BST.
Mr King was shot by police on Crawford Street
IPCC North West Commissioner Naseem Malik offered her sympathies to Mr King's family describing the shooting as a "tragic incident".
She said there was nothing in the report of the investigation to suggest a criminal offence had been committed by the officers involved, nor was there evidence of misconduct.
"It must be recognised that police forces are faced by a growing number of firearms incidents and they are often required to deal with incredibly difficult and stressful situations," she said.
"The public should be aware that fatal shootings by police officers are still rare in England and Wales, but any incident of this nature is regrettable."
The findings of the three month inquiry will be passed to Greater Manchester Police and the coroner.
An inquest is expected to be held in 2006.