African Man Shot Down In Street By Police In Zaragoza

This is the dramatic moment Spanish police squatting behind a patrol car take down an armed man man from Africa with a leg shot.

The incident took place in the neighbourhood of San Pablo, in the city of Zaragoza, in the northern Spanish region of Aragon, around 5.30 pm yesterday (Sunday).

Police were called by locals, who reported that there was a man with a weapon walking on Boggiero Street.

Patrol police cars arrived to the scene and shortly after the suspect, identified as Lhoussain Joseph, who is from Sub-Saharan Africa, spotted the officers, he ran away.

When two officers reached him, the man pointed his gun at them and the police officers responded by shooting him, as can be seen in the video.

Three shots can be heard being fired in the video and the man who was apparently hit was not seriously injured.

The police apparently managed to shoot him in the leg, in order to immobilise him, and he was then taken to the hospital Miguel Servet for emergency treatment.

No police officers or pedestrians were injured in the incident and an investigation is ongoing.

There is currently no motive as to why the man had the weapon or where he got it from.