man shot dead by police after being ‘threatening’ to officers

Police shot and killed a man who was armed with an airsoft gun. pixarno / stock.adobe.com

According to a source familiar with the matter, the man was hit four times by two police officers in the 11th arrondissement.

A man was shot dead by police officers from the neighborhood support group (GSQ) of the 20th arrondissement around 8 p.m. at 43 avenue de la République. The latter intervened after a police emergency call reporting an individual walking around with a handgun in his hand. The police, in an unmarked vehicle, located him, but the man pointed his weapon at them. Two police officers then fired, hitting him four times in the chest.

According to an AFP journalist on site, a security perimeter was still in place around 11 p.m. Police were taking samples. The body, covered with a white sheet, had been placed out of sight under a white barnum.

According to the first elements of the investigation which have yet to be verified, the man first threatened a dog with a handgun, said the source familiar with the matter. According to the first elements,he does not appear to have uttered any particular words to the police but was indeed threatening“, said a police source.

The weapon was an airsoft type dummy weapon, learned Le Figaro from police sources. The local security department of the Paris conurbation (DSPAP), the prosecutor and the criminal brigade are on site. The 2nd directorate of the judicial police (DPJ) and the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) are in charge of the investigation. The profile and identity of the individual are unknown.

A consumer in her twenties, Elisa, who was at the barTimbaud“, a few tens of meters from the scene, told journalists on the spot: “I was on the terrace with a friend, we heard three shots and when we turned our heads, we saw a man on the ground“. “There were no screams“, added the young woman – refusing to give her name – who could not see if the man “was armed“. “Two uniformed police officers approached. A man in civilian clothes took off his sweater and began CPR. Then an unmarked car, and the fire department arrived“, she still reported.

Two investigations have been opened. One for “attempted murder of a person holding public authoritywas entrusted to the second district of the Parisian judicial police and will have to clarify the motivations of the man, specified the parquet floor.

The General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) was seized of an investigation into the shootings of the police, opened for “intentional violence resulting in death without intention to give it“.

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