The 67-year-old man, who also injured his son-in-law, had already twice been convicted of violence and threats committed against his daughter.
A 67-year-old man was remanded in custody on Wednesday for murder and attempted murder, suspected of killing his fifty-year-old daughter and injuring his son-in-law, according to information obtained from Angoulême’s prosecution.
At around 1pm, the man fired a shotgun at his daughter, killing her with a bullet in the head while sitting in his car near her home in Garat, a municipality east of Angoulême, prosecutor Stéphanie Aouine told an AFP correspondent.
His companion, the son-in-law of the alleged assailant, was also shot in the chest. Supported at the hospital center in Angoulême, his days were no longer in jeopardy Wednesday night, the prosecutor added.
According to the first elements communicated by the prosecution, the suspected perpetrator of the shootings would have waited “in ambush” on his daughter and her son-in-law as they left their home.
We do not yet know the motive for this crime, but Angoulême’s prosecution clarifies that the 67-year-old man had already been convicted twice of violence and threats committed against his daughter.
A shot went through the neighbors bay window
The suspected shooter was arrested by gendarmes shortly after the facts at the wheel of his car near a pond in the neighboring Dordogne ward, where he intended to end his life.
Still, according to prosecutors, between three and five shots were heard. One of them reached the bay window of a neighboring family. Two children living in this house were shocked and brought to treatment at Camille-Claudel Hospital in La Couronne.