Three French Police Officers Killed in Shooting

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THREE French police officers have been killed in a shooting after being called to a report of domestic violence, in the mountain region of Massif Central in France.

The gunman aged 48, reportedly was familiar to the authorities due to issues with child custody. A woman in the village of Saint-Just had fled onto a house roof on Wednesday morning.

Reportedly before setting the house on fire the gunman shot and killed one officer and a further officer was injured. More police arrived on the scene and two were shot dead. Emmanuel Macron, President has announced that the entire country shares in the grief of the families.

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The scene was attended by Gérald Darmanin Interior Minister, who has named the three officers that were tragically killed as Brig Arno Mavel, 21, Adjutant Rémi Dupuis, 37 and Lt Cyrille Morel, 45.

The gunman was found dead in his car and is thought to have taken his own life, he has been named as Frédéric Limol.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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