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Police search house in Paris after shooting on Champs-Elysees leaves officer dead


Police search house in Paris after shooting on Champs-Elysees leaves officer dead
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French police have raided a home in a Paris suburb after a gunman opened fire on police on the Champs-Elysees boulevard, killing one officer and wounding three people before being shot dead.

The Islamic State extremist group quickly claimed responsibility for Thursday night’s attack, just three days before a tense presidential election. Security has already has been a dominant theme in the campaign and the violence on the city’s iconic avenue threatened to have a bearing on voters’ decisions.

Candidates cancelled or rescheduled final campaign events ahead of Sunday’s first-round vote. Investigators searched a home early on Friday in an eastern suburb of Paris believed to be linked to the shooting.

A police document obtained by The Associated Press identifies the address searched in the town of Chelles as the family home of 39-year-old Karim Cheurfi, who has a criminal record.

Police seal off the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker (Photo: AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Police seal off the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, France, after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker (Photo: AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Police tape surrounded the quiet, middle-class area and neighbours expressed surprise at the searches. Archive reports by French newspaper Le Parisien say Cheurfi was convicted of attacking a police officer in 2001.

Authorities are trying to determine whether “one or more people” might have helped the attacker, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said at the scene of the shooting.

One police officer was killed and two colleagues seriously wounded when the attacker emerged from a car and used an automatic weapon to shoot at officers outside a Marks & Spencer store at the centre of the Champs-Elysees, anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins said.

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