Domestic Violence Incident in France Leads to Death of 3 Police Officers

French police reported that a domestic violence suspect killed three responding officers and left one injured in Puy-de-Dôme, west of Lyon.

French police reported that a domestic violence suspect killed three responding officers and left one injured in Puy-de-Dôme, west of Lyon. 

“Tonight, the gendarmerie has lost three of its own. The nation bows before their courage and devotion,” French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin tweeted. 

Lieutenant Cyril Morel, Warrant Officer Rémi Dupuis, and Brigadier Arno Mavel, of the Puy-de-Dôme Departmental Gendarmerie, were shot dead by the suspect after they tried to rescue a woman who was attempting to escape her house near the village of Saint-Just, south of Clermont-Ferrand.

According to the Interior Ministry, the woman climbed to the roof of their house at midnight to call for rescue prompting the local police to send officers.

The suspect fired on the first two responding officers, killing one and shooting one on the thigh before he set fire to the house and escaped.

The two reinforcements were also shot and killed before other officers managed to rescue the woman and found the suspect dead in his own car this morning.

“This tragedy affects us all and grieves the whole country,” said French Prime Minister Jean Castex. 


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