Matt Ratana shooting: Man suspected of killing police officer in custody suite is named | UK News



The man suspected of shooting dead Sergeant Matt Ratana in a south London custody suite is 23-year-old Louis De Zoysa, Sky News has confirmed.

The suspect, who remains in hospital in a critical condition and has therefore not been spoken to by detectives, is from Norbury, south London.

Sgt Ratana, 54, was allegedly attacked by the man who was handcuffed and who investigators say then shot himself. No police weapons were shot and the case is not being treated as terror-related.

Another man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying a firearm following the killing of Sgt Ratana, who died in hospital after the alleged south London attack in the early hours of Friday.

Ratana was originally from Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island but had served with the Metropolitan Police for much of his career.

He is the eighth officer in the UK to be shot dead in the last 20 years.



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