BREAKING: Man shot by armed Northumbria Police has died

Police at the scene in Frenchmans Way, South Shields, South Tyneside, where police shot a man.
Police at the scene in Frenchmans Way, South Shields, South Tyneside, where police shot a man./Picture by: Tom Wilkinson / PA Wire/Press Association Images.

A 24-year-old man from South Shields, who was shot by a Northumbria Police firearms officer has died, it has been announced.

James Wilson was shot in the chest by officers who were called to Frenchman’s Way at about 01:00 BST on 29 March, to reports of a man in the street with a handgun.

Wilson,¬†was taken to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, but died late on Friday.

An Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation into the incident is ongoing.

IPCC Commissioner Carl Gumsley said: “Our thoughts are with James’ friends and family at this very difficult time.”

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