Police say Chérif Chekatt, who allegedly killed three people, is dead
13 Dec 2018
The alleged shooter in Strasbourg, Chérif Chekatt, has been killed by police, it has been confirmed.
In a brief statement released on Thursday night, French police said the man had been “neutralised”. Earlier reports from various news agencies, citing police sources, had said Chekatt had been shot at about 9pm near to where he launched the murderous attack on Tuesday, which left three people dead and 13 wounded.
— Police Nationale 67 (@PoliceNat67) December 13, 2018
Reuters reporters near the scene heard three or four gunshots after a huge police operation. A police helicopter had been circling overhead.
According to l’Obs news magazine, Chekatt was found in a warehouse in central Strasbourg, a city near the German border. An anti-terrorism investigation and an international manhunt had been under way since Tuesday.