30 Year Old Man Charged with Murder in Nightclub Shooting

A 30 year old man was charged last night for murder after the shooting death Sunday at dawn in a nightclub near Angers of another man, announced Tuesday evening the public prosecutor.

“The prosecution opened an investigation into the murder charge (…). The investigating judge chose to indict him on the charge of murder by a person acting in a state of obvious intoxication”, said the prosecutor of Angers, Éric Bouillard, in a press release. The suspect was placed on remand “pending further investigation”.

The friend who accompanied him was not targeted

The respondent and the victim, aged 36, had arrived together between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning in this nightclub located in Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux, near Angers. “The shooter was carrying a handgun which he cocked and pointed a few minutes later in the direction of another man with whom he had an altercation. In circumstances that remain to be specified, the shot went off, fatally hitting the person accompanying the defendant in the head”, According to the prosecutor’s statement.

“While in police custody, the man suspected acknowledged the materiality of the facts, indicating, however, that the friend who accompanied him was not targeted and that the shot had hit him during the brawl”, said the same source. Sunday late afternoon, the suspect had called the police who then went to arrest him, said Mr. Bouillard.

For its part, the nightclub announced on its Facebook page that it will not reopen its doors this weekend after the tragedy.

(With AFP)

2023-04-26 17:24:54
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