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Image caption One man was shot dead and two others were detained in Burnaby Road, Coventry

A man has been shot dead by police officers in Coventry.

Armed officers executed a warrant at an address in Burnaby Road during an “intelligence-led” operation at about 18:20 GMT on Friday, West Midlands Police said.

One man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene while two others were detained, the force said.

The area remains cordoned off and the watchdog the Independent Office for Police Conduct has been informed.

A large number of police cars, along with emergency service vehicles, were reported in the area of Burnaby Road, a largely residential street north of the city centre.

Residents were told to stay indoors as part of the street was closed and more than 17 police cars and armed police arrived.

Adam Court, 26, told the Press Association: “We heard a lot of sirens heading towards the far end of the street and traffic coming to a swift halt.

“The road is plagued with a history of serious collisions so this was nothing out of the ordinary.

“But it was the sheer number of police officers at the scene that caused initial concern.”

Source: BBC