Shooting suspect, 29, dies in hospital days after mother was gunned down and ... trends now
A suspected gunman has died in hospital five days after the shooting of a mother-of-two who was held hostage at her home on Coronation day.
Jacob Cloke, 29, died yesterday after sustaining 'critical' gunshot injuries at a home in Dartford, Kent, where he took Hayley Burke hostage.
Ms Burke, 36, was shot during a stand-off with armed officers and police negotiators at her house, on Saturday afternoon and died in hospital two days later.
Police were treating Cloke as the main suspect in the murder of Ms Burke, who friends described as 'the loudest friend in the group'.
Yesterday, a man was charged after allegedly being found with a revolver said to be linked to the murder of a mother-of-two who was taken hostage in her home.
Hayley Burke died in hospital on Monday evening after she was shot on Saturday afternoon
Police officers in Dartford last Saturday after the mother-of-two was rushed to hospital
Witnesses said after a stand-off, which lasted about an hour, 'pandemonium' broke out and said the woman had been 'held hostage' by a man at the back of the property.
A woman who lives near where the hostage situation took place described the scene as like a terror attack.
She said: 'After many hours talking between the police and a man, I heard loud gun shot sounds and what seemed like six gun-shot sounds.
'The scene was horrific. I have never seen anything like it around here. I thought it must be terrorist-related.'
She then discovered a double-glazed window had been shattered in a bedroom of her house and a 'bullet' was wedged inside the outer and inner pane.
The woman added: 'I stayed inside all day, as I was too frightened to go outside in the