Policewoman Shot in Paris Following Attacks
- By Matt Holden
- Jan 08, 2015
A fellow police officer was killed Thursday morning, just a day after violent attacks in Paris left 12 dead. Authorities are still on the hunt for gunmen who launched the attack on Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine.
The suspects are Said Kouachi and his brother Cherif. Said was convicted on terror-related charges in 2008 for recruiting fighters for the insurgency in Iraq during U.S.-led military operations. The duo reportedly robbed a gas station in northern France.
A female police officer was shot to death while investigating a car accident, but it was not immediately clear if the shooting is related to Wednesday’s attacks.
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.