A 30-year-old who was driving a stolen van died on Saturday March 26 after being shot by a policeman who was trying to arrest him in Aulnay-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis), the Agency learned. France-Presse at the Bobigny public prosecutor’s office. The circumstances of the tragedy remain to be determined, according to the same source.
Transported to the hospital in critical condition at midday, the victim born in 1988 died of his injuries, said the prosecution.
The facts took place at the junction of two neighboring towns in the department, Aulnay-sous-Bois and Sevran.
Warned around 12:30 p.m. of the theft of a van, a crew from the anti-crime brigade (BAC) quickly spotted the vehicle and tried to control it at a red light, traced the prosecution.
For reasons that remain unclear at this point, one of the officials fired his service weapon once, “of a bullet which hit the driver” of the stolen vehicle, detailed the source.
The motorist nevertheless continued his journey on “a few hundred meters”before ending her race by hitting parked cars, in an alley in the Beaudottes district, in Sevran, she continued.
The General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) was seized of the investigation.
The neighborhood “in shock”
The policeman, hospitalized in shock, could not be heard on Saturday. The hearings of his colleagues were in progress.
Tensions arose in Sevran following the tragedy. Security forces have been sent as reinforcements and will remain mobilized for the night, according to a police source.
“The prefect assured me that everything will be done to determine the exact circumstances of this tragedy” who touched a Sevranais ” family father “ and immersed the inhabitants of his neighborhood ” shocked “said in a press release Stéphane Blanchet, the mayor of Sevran. “In the meantime and for everyone’s safety, it is essential that we keep our calm”he urged.