A ‘Good Samaritan’ reportedly died trying to save a woman and her son from a violent younger man (Image: PA)
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A man was reportedly killed after rushing to help a mother and her children during a disturbance in a flat.
Police are said to have shot dead a man in his 20s who is suspected of having killed the older male “Good Samaritan” who neighbours are hailing as a hero.
The incident took place at a property in Denmead in Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, on Saturday morning.
A woman and her two children were found by police at the scene suffering from shock.
One of the children, a boy aged six or seven, had blood on his face after being injured.
They also found the body of a man in his 30s who neighbours say bravely tried to help the woman and her children, according to The Sun.
He was given first aid but was pronounced dead at the scene at about 9.40am.
A man in his 30s was found dad as neighbours say he tried to save the mother and child
Neighbours believe the man was killed as he stepped in to break up a row between a couple.
They called the police after hearing horrible commotion at the first floor property.
Police rushed to the scene and forced their way in to the flat.
One shocked resident said: “A man in his 20s and his partner, who live there with two young children, were rowing badly and causing a huge disturbance in the neighbourhood.”
The Major Crimes Unit is investigating but no-one is currently being sought by police
The woman, who declined to be named, added: “The older man tried to help and it ended up costing him his life.
"We don’t know how he died but he died a hero. It’s heartbreaking.”
She added that the younger man killed him when police broke into the flat.
Another neighbour said there was a lot of noise and the mother had called for help.
A boy aged around seven was discovered by police and taken to hospital
A neighbour told The Times that an officer had left the property carrying a boy with blood on his face. The child was then rushed to hospital.
Another neighbour, Jackie Moore, 65, said they heard two shots fired.
The families of both men have been informed by officers of the incident.
An investigation has been launched into the tragedy and Thames Valley Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
As forensic teams yesterday scoured the six-flat block and surrounding gardens and pavements, shocked neighbours told of the horror.
Neighbours heard the commotion and praised the man as a 'hero'
Assistant Chief Constable Christian Bunt said on Saturday: “What has happened this morning can only be described as absolutely tragic and will no doubt have an impact on the community.
“Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by this incident.”
He said the Major Crimes Unit is working on the investigation and no-one is currently being sought in relation to the case.
Police are also asking members of the public who may have information to please call 101 or report online quoting reference 20210626-0652 or if they wish to remain anonymous they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.