Man dies in Christmas arms tragedy in Sutton Coldfield

A man in his 80s has died after a gun incident at a home in Sutton Coldfield a few days after Christmas.

Armed officers, the police helicopter and a number of ambulance resources rushed to Redacre Road in the city on Wednesday (December 30) shortly after 4.30pm.

Up to three black Audi station wagons armed reaction vehicles, three marked police cars and a police van attended instead, a residential street close to the center of Boldmere, blocking the road.

The ambulance service sent two ambulances, an ambulance officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance ambulance to the scene.

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A man who was in his 80s was discovered with gunshot wounds that were believed to be ‘self-inflicted’.

A spokesman for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to an incident at a private address on Redacre Road, Boldmere at 4.34pm on Wednesday (December 30).

“Upon arrival, we discovered a male patient who unfortunately could not be rescued and they were confirmed dead on the spot.”



A large police and ambulance was called to Redacre Road in Sutton Coldfield, but nothing could be done to save the man who died of gunshot wounds.
A large police and ambulance was called to Redacre Road in Sutton Coldfield, but nothing could be done to save the man who died of gunshot wounds.

West Midlands Police confirmed that there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and that it did not investigate the incident.

A spokesman said: “We were called after a man was found with gunshot wounds at an address in Redacre Road, Sutton Coldfield, just after 4.30pm on Wednesday (December 29).

“We believe these were self-inflicted and he was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene. A report will be prepared for the medical examiner. “

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