French officer declares Nantes' fatal shooting 'accidental'

Officer who shot man, 22, while trying to arrest him, sparking riots, initially said it was in self-defence but has now given new version of events.

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A French policeman, who shot dead a young man in western France earlier this week, sparking three nights of rioting in Nantes, changed his explanation of the death on Friday, saying he fired his weapon by accident, reports FRANCE 24.