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Paris policewoman killing linked to massacre brothers: police

Friday, Jan 9, 2015,21:20 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Paris | French police said today there was a link between a suspect identified in the fatal shooting of a policewoman south of Paris and the brothers wanted for a massacre at Charlie Hebdo magazine. The recent and latest progress in the investigation has established a connection between the two shootings, a police source told AFP, calling for caution as they carried out their probe.
While France was reeling from the massacre of 12 people at the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine a day earlier by masked gunmen, a man in a bullet-proof vest carrying a handgun and automatic rifle yesterday shot dead a policewoman and seriously hurt a city employee in Montrouge.
The victims had been called to the scene of a car accident. Prosecutors initially said they had not yet linked the two incidents, but handed the probe to anti-terrorist investigators. Police announced today they had identified the gunman in the Montrouge shooting. The suspect has been identified. Two people very close to him have been taken into custody, a police source said.