Paris police officer who shot his female colleague in the head playing a game of ‘fast draw’ charged with involuntary manslaughter
- Policewoman shot dead while playing a game with a colleague in Paris
- The woman, 27, and colleague, 28, played ‘fastest to draw their gun’
- Colleague accidentally fired their gun, and the 27-year-old was shot dead
A French policeman who shot his female colleague in the head while playing a quick-draw game with their firearms has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
The policewoman, 27, died on Sunday near the headquarters of the Paris judicial police after suffering a single gunshot wound during the ‘game gone wrong’.
The policeman, 28, was arrested and suspended the same day along with a witness, before the suspect was charged on Wednesday.
A 28-year-old Paris policeman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after he accidentally shot his 27-year-old female colleague in the head (file image)
The incident is being treated as an accident although Internal Affairs (Inspection generale de la Police nationale; the IGPN) are investigating.
Tragedy unfolded when the man and his colleague decided to start playing with their weapons and drew their guns on one another, local media reported.
It was at that point that one of the handguns went off by accident.
The 27-year-old was shot in the head and died, The Local reports.
‘This is a stupid drama that has just ruined two lives,’ a senior police official told Le Parisien.
Fast draw, also known as quick draw, is best known to the public as a staple of old school Western films, however it is also a recognised sport.
The current World Fast Draw Association (WFDA) record for popping a balloon target 8ft away is 0.208 seconds.