Police opened fire on a car fleeing a checkpoint on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the XVIIIe Paris district. The driver and his passenger were hit, the latter succumbing to his injuries. Profile of the victims, circumstances … We take stock of what we know, at this stage, of this incident.
A “quick getaway”
A Peugeot 207 Gray is suspected of colliding with police during a checkpoint in the 18th centurye capital district, Saturday morning.
The agents, on a mountain bike, had noticed “a car with four passengers, one of whom was not wearing a seat belt”a police source said Saturday.
When they tried to approach him, the car would have caught on “The very fast escape”. A little further on, while the police were trying to control him again, the driver allegedly started and “dark for ATV police crew”according to the police report.
Then the officials “use your weapons” several times, nine times a second The Parisian seriously injured “driver and passenger” in front.
Injured driver, dead passenger
Two of the cabin occupants were injured by police fire. The 38-year-old driver, who was shot in the chest, was taken to hospital in serious condition, but his life was no longer in danger on Monday.
The passenger, 22 years old second BFM TV and hit in the head by a bullet, he was also transported, then between life and death. His death was reported Sunday evening due to injuries, according to a source close to the investigation.
Two other occupants, a man and a woman in the rear passenger seats, were not injured.
Two open investigations, against the police and the occupants of the car
The two rear passengers began to be heard on Saturday, according to a source familiar with the matter. The driver arrested by “attempted murder” about the police officers, we found out early Monday afternoon.
Two investigations were opened, one entrusted to the IGPN aimed at the police, the other at the Paris judicial police aimed at the occupants of the car for attempted murder of persons holding public power.
“Some of the occupants are known for their services. They say they were consuming alcohol and cannabis. ”reported another source familiar with the matter.
The three policemen, two men and a woman, have been interviewed since Sunday afternoon at the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) for “gun violence by a person holding public authority”.
“This measure is taken because of the seriousness of the consequences of the shots fired and in order to check the conditions of use of their weapons by the persons concerned.”had explained to theAFP the floor.
Custody can last up to forty-eight hours.