Video footage from from Friday 23 May 2014 when armed officers of the National Crime Agency were conducting surveillance in north London. They witnessed Sedat Meric, 25, approach the West Green Pool Bar, hold up a gun and fire three shots into the bar.
Martin was walking back to his car after being stood down for the evening from the operation when Meric, wearing hoodie and balaclava, unloaded four shots into the building with about 30 people inside.
Witnessing the attack, NCA Officer Martin Finney, who was alone and not wearing body armour, identified himself, drew his gun and told the attacker to drop his weapon.
Meric – who was eventually jailed for 15 years for the attack – ran at Martin and opened fire – one bullet missing by just centimetres.
With no communication with his colleagues, Officer Finney returned fire and, using parked vehicles as cover, relentlessly pursued Meric, 25, into a dark residential street.
Believing Meric could have already killed someone, Officer Finney refused to give up until Meric was out of bullets and eventually put down his gun and raised his arms.
The incident was caught on CCTV and released publicly during Meric’s trial.
Officer Finney – who has been an armed officer for 12 years after an Army and policing career – detained Meric until he was arrested by NCA colleagues.
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