Man dies after ‘tragic incident’ in Stafford town centre

Tragic incident on Espleys Yard, Stafford Tragic incident on Espleys Yard, Stafford

A man discharged a firearm and died shortly after on Friday (31 May) in what Staffordshire Police have described as a ‘tragic incident’. 

The man, who is said to have been in his 50s, sustained serious injuries after firing a gun. Police responded to a report of a concern for welfare on Espleys Yard, Stafford town centre, at around 6.20pm. 

Medical staff did all they could to help the man, however, he died as a result of his injuries. 

Investigations are currently underway to determine the events leading up to the incident. The police are not treating the death as suspicious and are not currently looking for anyone in connection to the event. However, more police have been patrolling the area for investigative purposes. 

The man’s next of kin have been informed. 

“Our thoughts are with the man’s family in what is a tragic incident. We remain in regular contact with them and will be providing specialist support.” stated Detective Inspector Louise Booker, who has been investigating the incident. 

Anyone who can provide information about this incident should contact Staffordshire Police on 101 and by quoting incident number 534 of 31 May.

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