3 gendarmes killed, 1 wounded in police operation following domestic violence call in France

Three gendarmes were killed and one wounded in a firefight with a suspect while responding to a domestic violence call in the French countryside.

The deadly shooting occurred early on Wednesday in a village in the country’s south central Puy-de-Dome region, French media reported, citing the prosecutor’s office. The gendarmes arrived at the scene to rescue a woman who was hiding from her husband on the roof of a house.

A man opened fire at the officers when they were approaching the building. One gendarme died on the spot, while another was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the thigh.

When reinforcements arrived, the suspect set the house on fire and killed two more gendarmes in the ensuing gunfight.

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Source:RT World News

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