The two young people aged 17 and 18 were also indicted for violations of the legislation on weapons “in this case an automatic pistol, in a meeting”, she said in a press release.

At this stage of the investigation, “serious or concordant indications” exist to consider that they are the “co-authors” of this assassination, and not author and accomplice as had been initially advanced, the judicial information to “determine more precisely the role of each and whether other people are involved”.

Still according to the prosecutor, the two young men, who “have a significant criminal record despite their young age”, had already been imprisoned by decision of the juvenile court.

Their run had lasted for almost ten days until their arrest Tuesday in the middle of the day in Sarcelles (Val-d’Oise) for the first and in Colmar, the following night, for the second.

Visiting friends on August 14 in the Europe district of Colmar, a republican reconquest district (QRR) located west of the city, Abdul Quayyeem Ahmadzai, a 27-year-old Afghan refugee, in France since 2017, was killed with a bullet to the chest.

Bothered by the noise of a scooter while he was in the company of friends, he had asked the driver to move away. The latter had then insulted him before returning with other people. A brawl broke out between the two groups and a shot was fired.

The young Afghan died of his injuries in hospital the following night. The autopsy confirmed that he had been hit by a single bullet.