Officer initially said he had opened fire on the 22-year-old man in self-defence but under questioning said he had fired by accident.
An amateur video recording has emerged of police officers shooting at a car driven by an allegedly armed man, who was later found dead, after he refused a summons to step out of his vehicle on a housing estate near the town of Montargis, south of Paris, and who sped off after ramming a police vehicle.
Judicial sources said a 23-year-old man has been placed under investigation for aiding the gunman who murdered a police officer and wounded two others on the Champs-Elysées avenue last month, after his DNA was found on the weapon used by Karim Cheurfi, who was shot dead by police.
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.
At least one policeman died and another was seriously wounded in a shooting incident on the Champs-Elysées avenue in central Paris, reportedly after one or more assailants opened fire on a police bus.
Two investigations have been opened after a 56-year-old Chinese national was shot dead by a police officer after an altercation at his home in Paris. The death of father-of-five Shaoyo Liu in the 19th arrondissement sparked protests in the French capital and an diplomatic intervention from Beijing as family members disputed the official version of events that led to the shooting. As Michaël Hajdenberg reports, the case also highlights how rare it is for police officers who kill citizens to be held in custody even when there are suspicions that they committed a grave mistake.
Police said they believed a gangland dispute was behind the wounding of three people, including a teenager, outside an underground railway station in Lille, north-east France, by one or more assailants who fled the scene.
Orly airport was locked down Saturday morning when a 39-year-old man monitored by French anti-terrorsim services was shot dead after disarming a woman soldier on a security patrol in the 'South' terminal with two colleagues.
A heavily armed 17-year-old pupil of a secondary school in the town of Grasse, south-east France, was arrested by police after shooting four people including the school's headmaster who reportedly intervened to try and stop the attack.
A heavily-armed gunman, carrying grenades and explosives and reportedly aged 17, shot and wounded at least three people, including a headmaster, at a secondary school in Grasse, close to Nice, in south-east France.
Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said a woman with French and Tunisian dual citizenship died in deadly attack in Istanbul early on Sunday.
A 19-year-old man was shot dead in a café in the Mediterranean port in an attack by three men who the local prosecutor said are also suspected of kidnapping an aquaintance who was with him.
The victims, aged 20 and 22, were shot by two men on a scooter using a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun who escaped the scene said a local public prosecutor in the Mediterranean port, bringing to 28 the number of people fatally wounded in shootings in and around the city this year.
On Wednesday May 18th Younès Bounouara was jailed for 15 years after being found guilty of trying to kill a man whose secret recording helped expose alleged vote buying by industrialist Serge Dassault in the town where the latter was mayor for many years. The verdict will come as a major embarrassment for Dassault, who has had close ties with Bounouara for more than 20 years. The two men are currently under investigation over the alleged system of vote buying. Yann Philippin reports.