At 9.55am today (7 October) officers reported seeing a man armed with a knife in the secure car park of Ascot Drive Police Station, off Ascot Drive in Derby.
During the incident a window was smashed at the police station.
Armed officers were sent to the scene and a police firearm was then discharged.
The male’s identity is currently unknown but we can confirm he is a white man, and we are working hard to establish who he is. He sustained a gunshot injury and East Midlands Ambulance Service were requested to attend.
Officers administered first aid until paramedics attended the scene, and he was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
No officers, staff or other members of the public were injured during the incident.
It is not believed to be linked to counter terrorism at this time, however enquiries are ongoing. A cordon is in place and Ascot Drive is currently closed and will remain so while the investigation continues.
There were no evacuations of any businesses or homes, however a number of local businesses located within the cordon took the decision to close, and shoppers were asked to leave by those stores.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct is now investigating the incident following a referral from Derbyshire Constabulary and the force will be cooperating fully with the investigation.