Investigation The hypothesis of a clash between rival gangs was quickly the preferred lead by investigators
A police officer, in Paris, April 30, 2019. – Clément Follain/20 Minutes
Seven people, including six minors, suspected of being involved in the knife fight on November 11 at Paris which cost life at; a 16-year-old teenager, were indicted Friday for murder committed in an organized gang, indicated a judicial source on Saturday.
Four of them were placed in pre-trial detention, another imprisoned pending a debate on a possible pre-trial detention and two others were detained. placed under judicial control, according to this source.
Confrontation between rival gangs
The victim, stabbed at the abdomen in the 17th arrondissement, in the northwest of the capital, died at the hospital from his injuries despite emergency response, according to a police source. She was “well known” police, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The hypothesis of a confrontation between rival gangs, in particular those of the Porte d’Asnières and the Porte de Saint-Ouen, was quickly dispelled. the track favored by the investigators. On Wednesday, five days after the events, three people had been arrested. arrested by the criminal brigade in charge of the investigation. Four other people were also handed over to the police on their own and had been taken away. placed in custody at view.
“”Avoiding a rematch”
According to a source familiar with the matter, “most” suspects explained themselves on their actions. The scenario is that of a “street brawl against a backdrop of clashes between gangs” with a “mortal blow,” another source close to the investigation. “None assumes the will to get there… Which is actually possible,” this source.
“The situation quickly escalated. and has totally exceeded our customers, unknown to the police and presenting blank records,” with AFP Mes Antoine Ory and Romain Ruiz, who are defending two young people placed in pre-trial detention.
Police personnel have been reduced. reinforced in this district after this tragedy, the request of the prefect of police of Paris Laurent Nuñz, to “avoid a return match”. The police headquarters, via a dedicated cell, monitors 45 gangs in the Paris area, including 17 in the Paris region. Paris.