The Daily Mail has the story, along with, as usual, an abundance of photos:
A policeman was shot dead while two other officers were seriously injured by a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on the Champs Elysees in central Paris – just three days before the French presidential election.
The alleged ISIS gunman, identified as 39-year-old Karim C – who was jailed for 20 years for trying to kill officers in 2001 – parked his Audi and opened fire after police stopped at a red light on the world famous avenue.
So Karim C was released early.
Officers have been searching the home of the alleged shooter – who was known to security services and had been flagged as an ‘extremist’ – in east Paris and he had previously said that he ‘wanted to kill police’.
That can be a clue. Here in the U.S., the Obama administration aligned itself with those who wanted to murder policemen. (“Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” Black Lives Matter protesters chanted all across the country, to applause from Barack Obama and his minions.) I don’t think that has happened in France, but why should a would-be Islamic terrorist who wants to murder policemen get a break?
French newspaper Le Parisien named the attacker as Karim C, who used the alias ‘Abu Yousuf the Belgian’, and reportedly made threats to kill police using the social media app Telegram, an instant messaging service.
Karim was born in France and lived in Chelles, a commuter town close to Paris and was jailed for the 2001 attack – but is believed to have been released early in 2016.
The gunman has been identified by police but they will not officially reveal his name until investigators determine whether he had accomplices, according to the Paris prosecutor.
The Interior Ministry spokesman said the officers were deliberately targeted and the police union added that the policeman was killed while sat in a car at a red light.
US President Donald Trump said: ‘It looks like another terrorist attack. What can you say? It never ends.’
There is much, much more at the link, including many photos. This is one: