Police opened fire on a car fleeing a checkpoint on Saturday, June 4, 2022 in XVIIIe district of Paris. The driver and his passengers were hit, the latter succumbed to his injuries. Profile of the victims, the circumstances … We take stock of what we currently know about this incident.
A “quick escape”
ONE Peugeot 207 gray is suspected of having run into police during a check in XVIIIe district in the capital, Saturday morning.
The agents at VTT had noticed “a car with four passengers, one of whom was not wearing a seat belt”said a police officer on Saturday.
As they tried to approach it, the car allegedly took off “The very quick escape”. A little further on, while the police were again trying to check on him, the driver allegedly started and “dark on ATV police crew”according to the police report.
The officials then “use their weapons” several times, nine times according to The Parisian seriously injured “driver and passenger” in front of.
Driver injured, passenger dead
Two of the occupants of the cabin were injured by the police fire. The driver, who was 38 years old and shot in the chest, was transferred to the hospital in serious condition, but his life was no longer life-threatening on Monday.
The passenger of 22 years according to BFM TV and hit by a bullet in the head, was also transported, then between life and death. His death was reported Sunday night as a result of his injuries, according to a source close to the investigation.
Two other passengers, a man and a woman in the rear passenger seats, were not injured.
Two open investigations, against the police and the people in the car
The two rear passengers began to be heard on Saturday, according to a source familiar with the matter. The driver in custody for “attempted murder” about police officers, we learned on Monday in the early afternoon.
Two investigations were launched, one handed over to the IGPN targeting the police, the other to the Paris judicial police targeting the passengers in the car for attempted murder of persons with public authority.
‘Some of the residents are known by the services. They say they used alcohol and hashish “reported another source familiar with the matter.
The three police officers, two men and a woman, have been questioned by the National Police Inspectorate (IGPN) since Sunday afternoon for “violence with weapons from a person with public authority”.
“This measure has been taken because of the seriousness of the consequences of the shots fired and to verify the conditions of use of their weapons by the persons concerned”had explained toAFP the floor.
Their custody can last up to forty-eight hours.