Three gendarmes had been shot useless and a fourth injured after they responded to a home violence incident in Puy-de-Dôme, west of Lyon, within the early hours of Wednesday.
The alleged shooter left the scene, sparking a manhunt. On Wednesday morning, Minister of the Inside Gérald Darmanin tweeted that “the madman was discovered useless.”
Earlier Wednesday, the minister launched a press release expressing “deep unhappiness” in a press release following the deaths of Lieutenant Cyrille Morel, Warrant Officer Rémi Dupuis, and Brigadier Arno Mavel, of the Puy-de-Dôme Departmental Gendarmerie, who had been killed throughout an intervention for home violence.
CNN affiliate BFM TV reported the law enforcement officials had been fatally shot by a 48-year-old man as they tried to rescue a lady who had taken refuge on the roof of a home. The home was set alight however the girl was rescued, BFM reported.
Additional particulars surrounding the loss of life of the suspect haven’t but been launched.
“Referred to as upon to intervene to assist a lady who had been overwhelmed by her husband, the gendarmes (officers), in circumstances which have but to be clarified, had been shot at by the person and returned fireplace,” the inside minister’s assertion mentioned.
The assertion mentioned Mavel, 21, was critically wounded and succumbed to his accidents. The 2 different officers finishing up a reconnaissance in the direction of the home had been in flip caught in gunfire. Morel, 45, and Dupuis, 37, had been fatally wounded. A fourth officer who was wounded within the thigh is being taken care of by the emergency providers; his life is just not in peril.
On Twitter, French Prime Minister Jean Castex wrote that “this tragedy impacts us all and grieves the entire nation.”
Correction: A earlier model of this story misspelled the primary title of Lieutenant Cyrille Morel.