Family shown robbery shooting CCTV

Published Monday, 12 November 2012
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The family of a man fatally shot by an off-duty policeman at an east Belfast petrol station have watched CCTV footage of his death.

Family shown robbery shooting CCTV
The scene of the incident. (© Pacemaker)

Marc Alexander Ringland died after being hit in the chest during a robbery last February.

At his inquest on Monday, a DVD recording was played showing the moments leading up to his death as Mr Ringland was confronted by the off-duty officer as he exited the shop, after stealing cash from a till at knifepoint.

Witnesses recalled the officer shouting verbal warnings before he opened fire.

Assistant state pathologist Dr James Lyness said it was unlikely Mr Ringland would have survived even if there had been a cardiac surgeon at the scene.

Dr Lyness said: "Even if a chest surgeon was there and a full operating table was in the garage it was still bleak."

No criminal proceedings were taken against the off-duty policeman whose identity has not been made public.

© UTV News
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