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Friday, 15 March 2019
Football fan shot dead by armed police in Birmingham - pictured with Danny Dyer
This is the first picture of the father-of-two shot dead by armed
at his flat in Birmingham today.
Trevor Smith, 51, poses alongside Danny Dyer in a snap he shared on
Birmingham City fan
was shot during
an "intelligence-led" operation by West Midlands Police near the city centre.
A statement from
West Midlands Police
said: "A warrant was executed as part of an intelligence-led operation in Wheeleys Lane in Lee Bank just before 5am today (Friday 15 March).
"A man, in his 50s, was shot and died a short time later at the scene. The area is currently cordoned off. Officers’ body worn video has been downloaded.
"The matter has been referred to the
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)
It's twice in a week the force has been referred to the watchdog after
a video emerged appearing to show officers bashing a man over the head with an object
in Sandwell, West Midlands.
Friends posted tributes online to Mr Smith, who had two children but reportedly lived alone in the newbuild.
A firearms officer walks to his vehicle in Lee Bank, Birmingham
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