A manhunt in Dordogne for former French military who shot police

In the Dordogne, a manhunt is underway for an armed French military officer who shot the police. The case is reminiscent of the Belgian missing military officer Jรผrgen Conings, who has been sought for two weeks by the Belgian police. In this case, its a man in his 30s.

The Frenchman would have argued last night with his ex-wife in Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare, about 170 kilometres east of Bordeaux. When the police got there, the man shot the cops and then fled into the woods.

According to the newspaper Le Figaro, about 300 cops are looking for the man. Four helicopters are also deployed. The man would have shot one of the helicopters, too. The Mayor of Le Lardin-Saint-Lazare says that the former military had just served a prison sentence after a conviction for domestic violence.

The fugitive man shot a police helicopter and also a police car:

People in the neighborhood are called on to stay inside as long as the man is on the run. At the end of last year, a little further down the road in the department of Puy-de-Dรดme did die in a similar incident. After a report of domestic violence, a man shot three cops. The perpetrator himself was later found dead.