On Monday, two men were taken into police custody for allegedly fatally hitting a woman in a vehicle while trying to escape from a Paris police check.
The prosecution stated that an investigation was opened into the charge of intentional homicide by a driver of aggravated motor vehicle, aggravated refusing to comply with and attempted intentional murder on a person in public office.
These events took place in central Paris at 2 a.m. According to Le Parisien and LCI, a motorist refused to stop at the police checkpoint. He then flew over a young pedestrian crossing Quai De la Megisserie in the 8th district. According to two media, the victim, who was 24 years old, died despite the intervention by the emergency services.
He continued his journey, being followed by police motorcyclists until he struck another vehicle. The driver fled on foot along with his passenger before being stopped by police. They were both aged 23 and 29 years old.
Two men died in the fatal accident near Pont-Neuf. On April 24, a police officer shot at their car and killed them. The patrol intervention report stated that the driver was trying to avoid a police check. The officer was placed under judicial supervision and indicted on charges of "voluntary murder".