Man shot dead in Paris, far-right sympathizer arrested

“Following a dispute between several individuals on the public highway, a man was the victim of a firearm”, indicated a first police source. The victim died on the spot and the suspect, who fled by car, “was arrested” shortly after the incident and taken into custody, she added.

The facts took place on Boulevard de Clichy, in the 18th arrondissement, north of the capital.

According to the first elements of the investigation, a fight opposed several people on the median when a motorist, aged 50, stopped his car to go to meet them, explained a second police source.

One of the participants in the brawl would have ordered him to “clear”. The driver then pulled out a gun and shot him in the head before getting back behind the wheel, according to the same source.

The CCTV images enabled a crew from the anti-crime squad to locate the empty car of any occupant.

A device was set up near the vehicle until the suspect returned with suitcases in his hands.

At the sight of the police, the man took out his weapon again and a chase began on foot before he ended up being arrested, out of breath.

He was placed in police custody and an investigation in flagrante delicto for murder was opened, entrusted to the 2nd district of the Parisian judicial police (2nd DPJ), according to the Paris prosecutor’s office.

A woman who introduced herself as his companion was also arrested but was not taken into custody.

According to a second police source, the alleged shooter is a follower of conspiracy and anti-Semitic theories.

He distinguished himself in September 2020 by disrupting the program “Balance ton post!” moderated by Cyril Hanouna making vehement and confused remarks on health policy in France.

In older videos posted on Dailymotion and entitled “Save-la-France” or “Immigration not wanted by the French”, he says in particular for “the party of (Alain) Soral and Dieudo (nné)”, the essayist and polemicist both convicted of anti-Semitic remarks.

This man, who spent part of his life in Japan, is known to the courts, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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