Policewoman shot dead playing ‘fastest to draw’ in Paris

Policewoman is shot dead by colleague in France as the pair played a ‘game to see who was fastest on the draw’

  • 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 policewoman has been shot dead by her own colleague after they played a game of Wild West-style ‘fast draw’ with their firearms.

The 27-year-old woman and her 28-year-old colleague were standing guard at the entrance of the Paris police force’s headquarters in the capital on Sunday.

The pair reportedly decided to start playing with their weapons and drew their guns on one another, at which point one went off by accident.

Tragedy: The 27-year-old policewoman and her colleague, 28, were standing guard at the Paris police force’s HQ when they decided to play ‘fast draw’ with their firearms and she was shot (file photo)

The 27-year-old was shot in the head and died, The Local reports.

The policewoman’s colleague has been placed in detention and the Paris prosecutors’ office has opened an investigation into the incident.

‘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.  

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