This is the dramatic moment armed police officers attack and arrest a car after a shot was fired from a passing car at a memorial service in central London over the weekend.
A seven-year-old girl was among the victims of the incident, which left six injured and at least one with life-changing injuries after a gunman opened fire from a car as guests were exiting St Aloysius Church on Phoenix Road opposite Euston Train Station Saturday.
The service was held for Sara Sanchez and her mother Fresia Calderon – whose ex is a gangster linked to the notorious Colombian Cali cartel.
Footage shared with the Daily Mail shows three unmarked police cars boxing inside a black Kia Nero hybrid electric vehicle. Then ten armed police officers surround the car before removing the driver and pinning him to the street.
Footage shared with the Daily Mail shows three unmarked police cars boxing in the black Kia Nero hybrid electric vehicle
Ten armed police officers surround the car before removing the driver and pinning him to the road (seen moment)
Part of the group of armed police officers continued to point their guns at the person in the passenger seat, while another marked police car could be seen down the road.
The police can be heard yelling “Get on the ground” as they take the suspect to the ground.
The witness is heard describing how the police said they would arrest the man on “suspicion of attempted murder” and that there was a sticker with the taxi driver’s license in the window of the vehicle.
A local, who lives in a flat on Cricklewood Lane, told the Daily Mail: “They hit my car, I think it’s going to be written off, I’m still dealing with the insurance.
“They blocked the front, side and rear of the car. Straight into my BMW parked on the side of the road. Armed police officers pointed their guns at the car.”
A clerk at the Junction Cafe on Cricklewood Lane who witnessed the arrest told the Daily Mail: “There were a lot of police, armed police, they locked up the guy’s car, just out here by the cafe.”
They said they saw a man being arrested, adding: “There was another man but he wasn’t taken away in the van.”
Carlos Arturo Sanchez-Coronado (left) was Fresia Calderon’s ex-husband, one of the people commemorated in the service
The shooting took place at a memorial service for Fresia Calderon (left) and her daughter Sara Sanchez (right), who died within a month
“The windows of the car were all smashed, but I didn’t see if that happened before the arrest or if the car was already like that.”
A worker from the Irish News Shop on the street also witnessed the arrest and told the Mail: “There was quite a bit of noise at around 3.30am yesterday afternoon, at least three cars and a lot of police. A man was being taken away in the van and there was another man.’
Police said a man was arrested just before 4pm on Sunday afternoon and taken into custody after a car was stopped in Cricklewood Lane, Barnet.
Officials were called to St Aloysius Church on Phoenix Road in Euston, central London, on Saturday, where a memorial service was being held for a young woman and her mother.
Scotland Yard said buckshot was fired from a black Toyota C-HR around 1.30pm before it drove off – amid fears the attack was being linked to Colombia’s violent drug wars.
An eyewitness told Sun Police they had “heavy contact” with the car, adding: “I’ve never seen anything like it in my life – it happened so quickly and it became a major police operation in no time.”
Four women and two children were injured in the attack, the youngest was in mortal danger.
The Metropolitan Police said a 22-year-old man was arrested after a car was stopped in Cricklewood Lane, Barnet, just before 4pm on Sunday.
Police officers are investigating the scene of the shooting near Euston train station on Saturday night
An invitation to the memorial service on Saturday asked those in attendance to wear white clothing in memory of the mother and daughter
He was taken into custody.
Three women, aged 48, 54 and 41, have been taken to a hospital in central London.
Sources said all of her injuries were assessed there and found to be non-life threatening.
Police said the 48-year-old had potentially life-changing injuries.
A 21-year-old woman was also taken to a central London hospital and her condition was assessed as non-life-threatening.
The seven-year-old girl remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
A 12-year-old girl who sustained a leg injury is expected to make a full recovery.
The shots caused mourners to run and scream, many of whom took shelter in the church, witnesses said.
Father Jeremy Trood, who led the service, confirmed it was a funeral service for Sara Sanchez, 20, and her mother, who both died in November.
Ms. Sanchez suffered from leukemia for three years before succumbing to the disease.
Her death came after her mother suddenly died of a rare blood clot on arrival at Heathrow from Colombia.
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