Menezes Shooting Update

August 17, 2005 at 7:38pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Apologies to those who are bored by the topic, but I think it’s too late to stop providing updates now. The latest:

It has now emerged that Mr de Menezes:

  • was never properly identified because a police officer was relieving himself at the very moment he was leaving his home;
  • was unaware he was being followed;
  • was not wearing a heavy padded jacket or belt as reports at the time suggested;
  • never ran from the police;
  • and did not jump the ticket barrier.

But the revelation that will prove most uncomfortable for Scotland Yard was that the 27-year-old electrician had already been restrained by a surveillance officer before being shot seven times in the head and once in the shoulder. ...

A man sitting opposite him is quoted as saying: “Within a few seconds I saw a man coming into the double doors to my left. He was pointing a small black handgun towards a person sitting opposite me. He pointed the gun at the right hand side of the man’s head. The gun was within 12 inches of the man’s head when the first shot was fired.”

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