Aix-en-Provence: a police officer opens fire on a vehicle after refusing to comply He fired twice. A police officer fired his gun during the night from Monday to Tuesday to try to stop a vehicle after refusing to obey in Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône), BFM Marseille Provence reported. The two occupants of the vehicle were arrested and taken into police custody. The driver flees.
The events occurred around 4:40 a.m. on Tuesday. A Bac team detects a vehicle traveling at high speed. After entering the license plate in their files, the police realized that it was a stolen car.
They then try to control the vehicle, an Audi. Stuck in a dead end, the driver of the latter “decided to turn around and drove at high speed towards the police car,” a police source told France 3 Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. After the two vehicles collide for the first time, the Audi reverses and prepares to hit the police officers again. That’s when one of the police officers opened fire. He fires two bullets through the windshield.
In “panic,” the driver of the Audi reversed and the vehicle ended its journey in a car parked on the street, according to BFM. The occupants immediately tried to flee. Two of them are captured by the police. The third, the driver, is still wanted. Four police officers, slightly injured in the collision between the two vehicles, were taken to Aix-en-Provence hospital.