Keyword: shooting

Hollande tribute to Americans who overpowered train gunman

The three young men, two of whom are servicemen, restrained the gunman who had begun shooting in a carriage of the train carrying 554 passengers.

Manhunt after police officer shot in government building near Paris

The victim was shot after he surprised two men who had broken into an interior ministry complex at Pantin, a suburb north of the French capital.

Police shoot at car forcing past Tour de France barriers in central Paris square

Police opened fire on a vehicle after the driver sped through early morning barricades set up for the Tour de France final stage in Paris.

French farmer gets eight years for killing suspected truffle thief

Laurent Rambaud, 37, increasingly frustrated with a spate of thefts, shot dead a man he thought was a truffle thief and armed.

First drug 'shooting gallery' to open in French hospital despite protests

Drug consumption facilities with clean needles and staffed with counsellors and health workers to open at Lariboisière hospital in Paris.

Witnesses contradict official account of 'Islamic terror attack' on French police station

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On December 20th, 20-year-old Bertrand Nzohabonayo was shot dead by police in Joué-lès-Tours, west-central France, after he reportedly attacked a police station wielding a knife with which he wounded three officers while shouting the phrase ‘god is great’ in Arabic “up until his last breath”, according to some media. The French interior minister hailed the “professionalism” and “level-headedness” of the officers involved, and an investigation into the events was immediately handed to anti-terrorist police. Burundian-born Nzohabonayo, a Muslim convert who had recently posted a photo of the flag of Islamic State on his Facebook page, has been widely presented as acting for the cause of Islamic extremism. But one week after his death, a quite different version of events has emerged. According to several witnesses, he was shot while using a knife to resist arrest outside the police station, where he was being brought for questioning over a fight involving one of the station's officers and two black youths. Yannick Sanchez reports.

Al-Hilli Alps murder may be 'perfect crime' says French prosecutor

Eric Maillaud says that two years after shooting of British family in French Alps it will take a 'stroke of luck' to solve the case.

French to request US exhumation in al-Hilli murder case

Move comes amid claims murdered British woman Iqbal Al-Hilli's 'secret' first husband may have been poisoned on same day as Alps shooting.

French engineer shot dead in Libya

The 49 year-old man, who was working on the modernisation of a hospital in Benghazi, was shot three times by unidentified assailants.

Suspect in French Alps murders is an 'ex-policeman'

The 48-year-old is said to be a quiet 'mountain man' and a gun enthusiast but authorities stress he has no direct link with any of the victims.

Man and woman die after shooting in Paris bar

The young couple were shot at close range as they sat at a café terrace in a southern district of the capital, the gunman escaping.

'Fans' rally for French jeweller who shot thief dead

President Hollande drawn into high-profile case which has seen many suporters backing actions of a man who could face life in prison for murder.

French debate boundaries of reasonable self-defence after deadly jewellery heist

A million people on Facebook have backed Nice jeweller who is now under investigation for murder after shooting dead teenager who robbed him.

French detectives seek vehicle in Alps murder investigation

Officers release image of dark-coloured 4x4 they want to trace in connection with murder last September of engineer Saad al-Hilli and three others.

French detectives seek vehicle in Alps murder investigation

Officers release image of dark-coloured 4x4 they want to trace in connection with murder of engineer Saad al-Hilli and three others in September.