Champs-Elysées gunman previously jailed for shooting police officers

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French national Karim Cheurfi, 39, who was killed after he murdered one police officer and wounded two others on the Champs-Elysées avenue in central Paris on Thursday evening, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, was known to French security services and was released from prison on parole in 2015 after serving 14 years in prison for shooting two policemen and a third man in 2001.

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Police in France have searched a property believed to be the home of a known terror suspect who shot dead one police officer and seriously wounded two more in an attack two days before voting begins in an already tense presidential election, report The Guardian.