Video of the chilling moment a gunman shot dead Met Police Sergeant Matt Ratana in a custody block cell with an antique revolver he had hidden in a holster under his armpit was shown to the officer's murder trial.
Louis De Zoysa, 25, is accused of murdering Sgt Ratana, 54, at a custody block in Croydon, south London, on September 25 2020 while he was handcuffed.
The prosecution alleges De Zoysa 'pulled the trigger on purpose four times' while he was handcuffed, with the first and second shots hitting Sgt Ratana, the third hitting the wall during a struggle with officers and a fourth hitting De Zoysa himself.
They say the gun and holster were 'probably concealed under one of his armpits'.
De Zoysa, of Banstead, Surrey, denies murder. The defence told the trial yesterday that the defendant was suffering an autistic meltdown at the time of the shooting and 'did not mean to or want to kill Sgt Ratana, or to cause him really serious harm'.