Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment the two men who hacked to death a soldier in Woolwich were shot as they charged at police officers called to the scene.
The two men, can be seen brandishing weapons in broad daylight as they confronted officers following the brutal killing of Drummer Lee Rigby.
The footage, obtained by the Daily Mirror, shows the men walking towards parked officers before one splinters off and runs full speed towards a marked car, dropping a bladed weapon.
Officers then surround the prone body before four more shots ring out felling the second man, as another two shots are fired – eight in total.
Screams can be heard as the men are filmed lying on the ground as the officers swarm around the pair and detain them.
The footage appears to have been taken from a nearby block of flats overlooking the scene after Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, was killed by two assailants.
A total of four people including the men shot by police have now been arrested in connection with the brutal attack.
Firearms tactics expert former Detective Chief Inspector Peter Kirkham told the Daily Mirror: ‘I have never seen anything like this before, or even heard of it happening before.
‘For two suspects to carry out a brutal attack like this then stand around in plain sight waiting for the police is crazy.’
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