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Why Did Police Shoot Dead Mark Duggan But Only Wound Michael Adebolajo And Michael Adebowale?

by | 26th, February 2014

PA 19130950 Why Did Police Shoot Dead Mark Duggan But Only Wound Michael Adebolajo And Michael Adebowale?

 

 

MICHAEL Adebolajo (left) and Michael Adebowale (right) are behind bars for a long time. Adebolajo was given a whole-life term and Michael Adebowale was jailed for a minimum of 45 years for the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

Having committed their heinous crime, both men were shot by police.

Adebolajo charged at officers. He was armed with a large blade. He gets close – just two feet away – from a female armed response police officer who was driving a BMW X5. A male colleague in the rear seats fired his machine-gun through the car window at the murderer, hitting him twice.

He was not killed.

Adebowale aimed a handgun at police. A third SO19 marksman from the specialist Trojan unit shot him. A further six shots rang out.

He was not killed.

There were many witnesses.

Mark Duggan was shot dead by police.

Jurors concluded Mr Duggan did not have a gun when he was shot by officers who surrounded a minicab he was travelling in.

But the jury said it was more likely than not that he had thrown a gun on to some nearby grass just before he was killed. The weapon was found about 20ft (6m) away from the scene.

There was one independent witness. They called it an “execution“.

The law and police guidelines say that an officer can only shoot someone if absolutely necessary, and they honestly believe that person was an imminent threat.

Police witnesses say Mr Duggan was such a threat when they killed him.

Such are the facts…

 



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