An investigator from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said that the officers involved were from the West Yorkshire force. Newcastle coroner David Mitford said the cause of Moat's death on Saturday was a gunshot wound to the head. Details of when the Shotgun Tasers were fired were revealed during the opening of the inquest into Moat's death. The inquest was later adjourned.
The IPCC had previously said Tasers were deployed during a six-hour stand-off in Rothbury, Northumberland, but it had not been confirmed at what point they were fired. IPCC senior investigator Steve Reynolds told the hearing in Newcastle that the officers discharged their unapproved Shotgun Tasers in an apparent attempt to prevent Moat from killing himself.
Mr Reynolds told the hearing at Newcastle Civic Centre: "At 1.12am Mr Moat's shotgun discharged, resulting in him receiving fatal injuries.
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