Scunthorpe man allegedly shot at officer with ‘intent to kill’


Scunthorpe man allegedly shot at officer with ‘intent to kill’

Jamie Burke, 29, who shot at an officer in July last year, reportedly acted with the intention of killing them, a court has heard.

Burke was arrested last year following the incident which occurred on Monday 26 July 2021.

He was accused of the attempted murder of PC Zac Meadows following a pursuit on foot through Scunthorpe.

Burke denies his attempt to kill the plain-clothes police officer.

In November 2021, it was reported that he pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition ad possession of a firearm when prohibited for life whilst attending Hull Crown Court.

His trial began yesterday, Monday 24 January 2021.

Before the incident took place, PC Meadows was reportedly in an unmarked car when he spotted Burke carrying a bag and acting suspiciously down Normanby Road at 1:15PM.

When he got out of his car, the suspect ran away, leaving PC Meadows to chase after him.

The court heard that it was only due to ‘good luck’ that the single shot did not hit the officer and that Burke had every intention of killing him.

He reportedly gave no warning before firing and did not fire into the air but instead directly at the policeman, the BBC reported.

In a police interview, PC Meadows reportedly said: “It just happened so quick. I was cacking myself.

“It looked like a fake gun, but I didn’t know.

“I didn’t have my body armour on. I was desperate to get away.

“He was definitely aiming at me, meaning to go for me.”

Burke was thankfully arrested soon after on Glebe Road.

His gun was retrieved and found to have five live rounds still within the chamber, the BBC reported.

His trial is still ongoing.

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