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Police suspect killing 'unlawful'

A police marksman who gunned down 24-year-old robbery suspect Azelle Rodney had no reason to believe that he had picked up a weapon and there was "no lawful justification" for shooting him dead, according to a damning official report published today.

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Rodney: 'No lawful justification' for fatal shooting

Azelle Rodney Credit: Metropolitan Police

The police marksman who killed 24-year-old robbery suspect Azelle Rodney "could not rationally have believed" that he had picked up a gun and there was "no lawful justification" for fatally shooting him, according to an official report published today.

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