Updated: Monday, 13th July 2020 @ 9:36pm

Jordan Begley named as man who died after Greater Manchester Police Taser shooting in Gorton

Jordan Begley named as man who died after Greater Manchester Police Taser shooting in Gorton

By Helen Le Caplain

A 23-year-old man  who died after being Tasered by police has been identified as Jordan Begley.

Greater Manchester Police found a man armed with a knife following a 999 call reporting a disturbance on Beard Road in Gorton at 8.15pm yesterday.

They attempted to detain him by shooting him with a Taser, however he suffered a 'medical episode'.

Paramedics performed first aid at the scene, before he was rushed to hospital, where he died.

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan said: “Greater Manchester Police has reported the incident to Her Majesty’s Coroner and to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and is working with them to establish the full circumstances that lead to the man’s death.

“Specially trained family liaison officers are supporting his family during this very difficult time.”

Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy and Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd have met with the family of the man who died after the incident in Gorton last night. 
  
Sir Peter said: “Our sympathies are with the family and friends of the man who are going through a traumatic time.

"I have expressed my sincere condolences to the family and promised them that we will fully co-operate with the Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation. 
  
“The family want to get answers and we will work with the IPCC to ensure that we understand what happened. It is important now to allow the IPCC time to conduct that investigation and not to speculate about what took place.” 

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