Richard Tumarkin: Cambridgeshire man shot dead by police

From the section Police say the victim has been named locally as 65-year-old Richard Tumarkin A man shot dead by police on the day he was due to be released from prison has been…

Richard Tumarkin: Cambridgeshire man shot dead by police

From the section

Police say the victim has been named locally as 65-year-old Richard Tumarkin

A man shot dead by police on the day he was due to be released from prison has been named locally as 65-year-old Richard Tumarkin, who was jailed for 12 years in 1994 for bikie-related gun charges.

Tumarkin was shot while walking near the junction of Corby Road and Wisbech Road in the village of Vaughan, Cambridgeshire, on Thursday.

He died shortly after police shot him.

The incident comes after former dealer Andrew Clarke, 28, was shot dead by police in Johnstone, Lanarkshire, on 30 June.

The firearms team attended a report of a man armed with a gun in the village of Langside on Thursday morning and found a man with a gun.

At the time, they said the man was “armed with a firearm, threatening self-harm”.

He died soon after the incident was called off.

A force spokesman said: “He will be treated by the Coroners Service as the result of a non-survivable gunshot wound.

“This has been a tragic incident for all those concerned.”

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