A male has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of PS Matt Ratana, the Met confirmed within the last hour.
At approximately 02:15 hours on Friday 25th September, Sgt Ratana was shot in Croydon Custody Centre in Windmill Lane.
Matt’s colleagues and paramedics from the London Ambulance Service fought hard to try and save his life.
PS Ratana was rushed to hospital by the London Ambulance Service. Tragically, the highly respected and extremely popular veteran officer died a short time later.
A 23-year-old man, who had been arrested for a separate offence before bring taken to the custody centre, was detained by officers.
He was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound. No police firearms were discharged during the incident.
The suspect’s condition was initially critical, and officers were not sure if he would survive his injuries.
However, the male’s condition has now stabilised and is no longer considered to be life-threatening.
Because of this, the male has today (13th November) been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The suspect is still being treated in hospital, meaning that detectives will liaise with the relevant medical team to assess when he will be fit for interview.
A spokesperson for the Met confirmed that Specialist family liaison officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are in regular contact with and supporting Matt’s partner, his son and wider family.
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