An inquest into the death of a man who was shot by police was opened and suspended today.

Jermaine Baker, a 28-year-old man from Tottenham, was shot by police during a pre-planned “intelligence-led” operation on Friday, 11 December.

North London Coroner’s Court heard that Mr Baker was killed by a single gunshot wound at 9.39am that morning, and that the investigation into his death is ongoing. Three members of his family, including Baker’s girlfriend Tia Demetrio, were present in court.

The investigation was opened, then suspended for six months. This was on the request of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), which said that it was necessary to allow for their investigation to take place.

Catherine Hall, operations manager of the IPCC, said that they were expecting a “lengthy investigation” into the reasons why Mr Baker was killed.

It was also revealed that the firearms officer arrested as part of the homicide investigation into the shooting has requested a second post-mortem into Mr Baker’s death to be held tomorrow.

Coroner Andrew Walker, who presided over the opening of the inquest, said: “I want to open by offering my deepest sympathies to the family. We will do all we can to assist.”