The police watchdog has launched an investigation after a 21-year-old was shot at 13 times by armed officers, leaving him fighting for his life.
The man remains in hospital in a critical condition after six officers opened fire at a property in Hackney in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
A total of 13 shots were fired during the incident, the watchdog said, and a non-police issue firearm was recovered at the scene.
Local and armed officers attended an address in Mandeville Street, Clapton, after receiving reports of an armed robbery of a vehicle at 10.50pm.
The Met Police said: ‘A police firearm was discharged and a man was injured. He has been taken by the London Ambulance Service to an east London hospital. No reports of any other persons injured.’
Jonathan Green, regional director of the independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), said on Tuesday evening: ‘A young man is in hospital in a critical condition and my thoughts go to all those affected by this incident.’