Gun cop reveals how he 'locked eyes' with jihadi terrorist before shooting him dead
A GUN cop yesterday told how he “locked eyes” with a knifeman terrorist — then shot him dead.
The surveillance officer said he fired at Sudesh Amman’s chest as he feared the jihadi intended to kill him.
Amman, 20, who moments earlier had badly injured a man and woman, showed “no visible reaction” and remained standing.
The officer told an inquest: “The threat was still there, he was still exactly the same threat to me . . . so I fired a second shot.
“He fell pretty immediately after that. He dropped the knife . . . as he fell to the floor.”
The cop, codenamed BX75, was one of nine officers shadowing Amman — freed from jail ten days earlier for distributing terrorist documents.
He heard over his police radio that Amman had started stabbing people with a large knife.
Giving evidence anonymously, he said: “My immediate thought was Mr Amman was killing people a matter of metres ahead of me.”
He said Amman ran towards him in Streatham, South London, adding: “I thought he was going to stab me or kill me.”
A fake bomb was later found attached to Amman’s chest.
The inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice in London continues.
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