Man shot dead during police operation in Coventry named as 31-year-old

A 31-year-old man fatally shot by police in a raid has been named locally as Sean Fitzgerald.

Two more men were detained at the scene in Coventry following an intelligence-led operation on Friday evening, West Midlands Police said.

Friends paid tribute to Mr Fitzgerald, who lived locally, as the police watchdog opened an investigation into the shooting that followed the execution of a warrant at about 6.20pm.

Man shot dead during police operation in Coventry
Man shot dead during police operation in Coventry

One, who gave his name as Ali, said he had been with the "very, very good guy" shortly before he visited the home in Burnaby Road where he was killed.

A family member wrote online that she was "absolutely gutted" by the death of Mr Fitzgerald, who another friend described as a "one of a kind" who "would be there for anyone".