The family Anthony Grainger are demanding answers about the circumstances surrounding his death. The 36 year old was shot by Greater Manchester Police in the Cheshire village of Culcheth following a planned operation into armed robberies. Investigations found he was unarmed.
"Their son was driving a car not armed not weapon and he was shot dead and we want to know why," Keith Dyson family solicitor.
The family of man shot dead by police say they need answers about the circumstances surrounding his death. 36 year old Anthony Grainger was shot by an armed officer from Greater Manchester Police in the Cheshire village of Culcheth following a planned operation into armed robberies.
An initial investigation has found he wasn't armed. His family say Mr Grainger had no convictions for robbery or any other violent offences.
The IPCC has confirmed there were no weapons found in the vehicle in which Anthony Grainger was shot dead.
The police watchdog, called in as a matter of course when an officer discharges a firearm, confirmed two officers fired their weapons in the operation.
– Naseem Malik - IPCC Commissioner
Our investigation into the actions of the officers at the scene, the planning and implementation of the police operation and the reason for the deployment and discharge of firearms is progressing.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission says Anthony Grainger, shot dead in Culceth, Cheshire, on Saturday, may not have been armed.
Police are trying to reassure residents in a village in Cheshire after a man was shot dead by officers when he was sitting in a car. Anthony Grainger, 35, was killed by after a marksman from Greater Manchester Police opened fire in a ' pre -planned operation.' Elaine Willcox has the story:
Police are reassuring people living in a Cheshire village after a man was shot dead. Anthony Grainger died after the car he was stopped by officers in Culcheth in what police describe as a pre-planned operation. Three men have appeared in court today in connection with the incident.
Three men arrested after armed police shot dead 35-year-old Anthony Grainger in Culceth, Cheshire on Saturday night are to appear in court.
All three will face charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and will appear in court on Monday morning.