Police officer questioned over fatal shooting in western France

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French constabulary are questioning an serviceman aft nan fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man arsenic he fled an attempted power of a conveyance for speeding, prosecutors said.

It was nan latest incidence of alleged constabulary unit against suspects that has prompted protests successful caller years by critics citing heavy-handed tactics, successful peculiar against group from taste minorities.

The young man was among 3 group successful nan car precocious connected Sunday erstwhile constabulary tried to extremity them adjacent Cherbourg-en-Cotentin successful occidental France, nan authorities charismatic Pierre-Yves Marot said successful a statement.

The driver refused to extremity and sped distant earlier being forced to halt by a 2nd constabulary car.

All 3 occupants of nan conveyance attempted to flee. One personification escaped, while different was detained and charged connected suspicion of robbery because nan conveyance had been reported arsenic stolen.

“The 3rd person, a 19-year-old from Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, was confronted by officers from nan 2nd patrol and knocked into 1 them while trying to flee,” nan prosecutor’s agency said.

The serviceman “then utilized a stun gun” while a workfellow drew and “used her work weapon, fatally striking him successful nan chest”.

The serviceman who fired nan changeable was being held for questioning connected Monday evening by nan police’s IGPN soul affairs department.

France was convulsed successful June and July past twelvemonth by convulsive rioting complete nan sidesplitting extracurricular Paris of a teen by a constabulary serviceman during a postulation check.

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