Moment armed robber aims sawn-off shotgun at police officer before opening fire

An armed robber who fired a sawn-off shotgun at a police officer who tried to arrest him has been jailed for life.

Terrifying bodycam footage shows Derrick Fatunbi, 23, firing at police as they tried to enter his flat in Hackney, east London.

Fatunbi – who carjacked a Range Rover on March 18 2018 – was eventually arrested after officers shot him four times in the torso and legs.

Terrifying bodycam footage shows Fatunbi firing at police as they tried to enter his flat

Derrick Fatunbi, 23, who fired a sawn-off shotgun at a police officer who tried to arrest him in Hackney, east London, has been jailed for life

He was today sentenced to life in prison with the judge stating that Fatunbi was a ‘dangerous’ offender, Isleworth Crown Court heard. 

In the footage, officers approach Fatunbi who leans out of a window. 

He appears to say a few words to the officers before leaning back inside.

He then re-emerges with the gun that he points directly at the officer, who dives behind an awning for cover as the footage ends.

In the shocking bodycam footage, officers approach Fatunbi who leans out of a window and appears to say a few words to the officer below

In the shocking bodycam footage, officers approach Fatunbi who leans out of a window and appears to say a few words to the officer below

After this point, police entered the property and Fatunbi attempted to fire at the officers again who responded by shooting him four times in the torso and legs.

The officers – none of whom were injured in the attack – swiftly called for medical help and Fatunbi is recovering.

Fatunbi was found guilty of attempted murder of a police officer, carjacking involving an armed robbery with a shotgun and other associated firearms offences and must serve a minimum of 12 years in prison.  

Fatunbi leans out of the window with the gun (pictured) that he points directly at the officer, who dives behind an awning for cover

Fatunbi leans out of the window with the gun (pictured) that he points directly at the officer, who dives behind an awning for cover

Detective Superintendent Nick Thorburn said: ‘This is a hugely important sentence for the Metropolitan Police, especially for the armed officers within the Metropolitan.

‘They showed the true professionalism that every day they are faced with incredible dangers and armed threats across London.

‘They showed professionalism in the way they dealt with it and they showed compassion in saving a life after the event.’

He added: ‘The people of London will sleep safer knowing Derrick Fatunbi is off the streets.

Police entered the property and Fatunbi attempted to fire at the officers again who responded by shooting him four times in the torso and legs. Pictured: The gun used by Fatunbi

Police entered the property and Fatunbi attempted to fire at the officers again who responded by shooting him four times in the torso and legs. Pictured: The gun used by Fatunbi



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