“This night, around 2:20 a.m., in Saint-Martin-d’Hères (commune bordering Grenoble, editor’s note), the police officers of the Grenoble police station had to deal with a refusal to comply and shots fired by the driver of the vehicle that refused to stop, leading them to retaliate,” Grenoble prosecutor Eric Vaillant said in a statement.

The 18-year-old passenger “died as a result of a shot that hit her in the neck”, while the injured driver of the vehicle was hospitalized, her life not being “in danger”, according to the same source. .

The driver “would have run into the police who had gotten out of their vehicle to arrest him”, specifies the prosecutor.

“The police then fired several times”, hitting the passenger. The vehicle eventually came to a stop after the driver lost control and attempted to flee on foot.

The General Inspectorate of the National Police (IGPN) was seized concerning the shootings carried out by the police and an investigation was opened for “attempted murder of persons holding public authority” and “refusal to comply”, according to the floor

Last weekend was marked in Grenoble by a shooting in a bar, followed by a chase with the police. Four men were chased by the police after opening fire in front of a bar in the Saint-Bruno district.

One of them, aged 34, then turned with his Kalashnikov against the police who were pursuing him. They allegedly fired three times, wounding him.

He was indicted on Tuesday for “attempted murder in an organized gang and on persons holding public authority”.