22nd May 2019

‘Potentially armed’ Charlie Broadway sought by police following fatal Somerset shooting

A fast-moving investigation into a fatal shooting incident in Somerset last night is continuing.

Charlie Broadway, 23, remains wanted by the investigation team following the shooting at the Chubbards Cross Caravan Site, near Ilton, shortly before 20:00.

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As a result of this, a man in his 50’s died and a second man, in his 20s, suffered not life threatening injuries.

Police have arrested two people in connection with this incident who are in police custody.

Police are using all available units to locate Charlie Broadway including firearms officers, the helicopter and a large number of police officers.

The family of the victim are being supported by specially trained officers.

Head of the Major Crime Investigation Team, Detective Superintendent Andy Bevan said:

“We would like to reassure local communities that this was a domestic incident, contained to one site. All those involved were known to each other.

We’re using every resource available to us, including the helicopter, to locate and arrest Charlie Broadway but I would appeal directly to him to hand himself in now.

We don’t believe that he poses a significant risk to the wider community but anyone who sees him should not approach him but call us immediately on 999.

We have arrested a man and a woman in connection with this inquiry and they remain in custody.”

Ch Supt Jon Reilly said:

“We’re using every necessary resource to investigate these serious offences and our main priority is to locate and arrest Charlie Broadway.

Ch Supt Jon Reilly added:

“Due to the gravity of what happened, Charlie Broadway is potentially armed and as a result poses a risk to the public.

If you see him, please don’t approach him, but call 999 immediately and quote log number 1051 of 5 May.”