May 20, 2017 / 10:21 AM / 6 months ago

Suspect in Champs Elysees shooting under formal investigation

PARIS (Reuters) - A man believed to have been an accomplice of the shooter who killed a policeman on Paris’ Champs Elysees in April was placed under a formal investigation and remanded in custody, a judicial source said on Saturday.

A man lights on a candle on the Champs Elysees Avenue the day after a policeman was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting incident in Paris, France, April 21, 2017. The banner reads "With all my heart with the police, Long live France". REUTERS/Charles Platiau

His DNA was found on the weapon used by the shooter, identified as Karim Cheurfi, who had opened fire on a police vehicle parked on the famous avenue in Paris, killing one officer and injuring two others before being shot dead.

The man arrested was unknown to anti-terrorist services, the source said.

Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry, writing by Sybille de La Hamaide, editing by Louise Heavens

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