Police officers intervened in the evening in a building in Noisy-le-Grand after a “serious danger” telephone was triggered. The man accused opened fire in full view of the police.
A man was killed on the evening of Wednesday February 7 after an exchange of fire with the police in a building in Noisy-le-Grand in Seine-Saint-Denis. The police intervened after the “serious danger telephone” call from his ex-partner was triggered.
• An exchange of fire on the stairs
The “serious danger telephone” is a protection device which allows victims of domestic violence to report to the police. The Ile-de-France woman activated it when she saw her ex-companion through the peephole of her door.
The police then immediately arrived on the scene, shortly before 7:30 p.m. Upon seeing them, the man opened fire on the police. The latter responded with their “administrative weapons”.
According to Linda Kebbab, national secretary of the SGP Police Unit, the exchange of fire took place in the stairwell.
In total, two police officers each used their service weapon at least twice. One of the police officers was shot in the forearm, one of the officers who used his weapon, and another officer is in shock.
The man who opened fire was fatally injured. He died a few minutes later.
• The woman had just obtained sole custody of their child
The ex-partner, aged 26, was known for domestic violence in the past. However, no facts of this nature have been reported since 2022.
His ex-partner, born in 1999, had obtained sole custody of their child on January 18, indicates a police source.
At the same time as custody of her child, she obtained this telephone called “TGD” in the event of threats from the father. The use of the telephone was therefore decisive for his safety. Today there are more than 4,000 issued throughout France, including 2,000 for victims of domestic violence.
“It is a real necessary tool in the fight against violence against women,” assures Linda Kebbab.
• A hailed police intervention
This police intervention, which many consider to have made it possible to thwart a feminicide, was welcomed by several public figures, starting with the Paris police chief Laurent Nuñez.
“Protecting everyone, especially the most vulnerable, with courage and self-sacrifice, sometimes at the risk of their physical integrity: such is the mission of the police,” he wrote on X (formerly Twitter).
Valérie Pécresse, regional president, also thanked the police officers “who intervened at the risk of their lives to protect a woman who was the victim of violence”.
An administrative investigation by the General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) will still be carried out, in particular to understand the circumstances of the shootings.