Sharon Was Shot. Then Me Bang! Bang!
Byline: By JEREMY ARMSTRONG
THE beat partner of murdered PC Sharon Beshenivsky yesterday relived the moment her colleague was shot dead in an armed robbery.
PC Teresa Milburn, 38, said she heard a huge bang before Sharon collapsed.
The killer then turned to face her, pointed the handgun and blasted her in the chest.
Asked in court to estimate the time between the shots being fired, she said: "Sharon was shot, then me... bang, bang."
PC Milburn broke down in tears as her police statement describing the vivid details of the incident was read to the court.
She told police: "There was an almighty bang. I saw her head, it goes to the right, and then to the left, and flops.
"Her arms flop to the side. Her body drops in front of me and her knees go to the left and she goes straight down and collapses.
"I didn't even have time to do anything, I didn't have the time to stop her."
The pair were responding to a report of a robbery at a travel agents last November.
Before she knew it, PC Milburn was looking straight down the barrel of the 9mm handgun of armed robber Muzzaker Imtiaz Shah, Newcastle crown court heard.
She told the jury: "I could see the Asian male, his arm was extended at 90 degrees and he moved his arm horizontally from right to left after he shot Sharon.
"I saw the end of the end, the hole in the end of the gun, and it was pointing at me.
"Then I heard the bang. I felt immense pain and realised I had been shot.
"The force of the impact spun me around and at that time I remained on my feet.
"I was coughing up blood, I could feel blood running down my nose, blood on my face and I was grasping for breath. …