The gunman killed after taking pictures useless a policeman on the Champs Elysees has been named by the Paris prosecutor as Karim Cheurfi, a convicted legal.
He used a Kalashnikov assault rifle to kill the police officer with two bullets to the pinnacle, François Molins informed journalists within the French capital.
A be aware defending so-called Islamic State was discovered close to his physique, having presumably fallen from his pocket.
Cheurfi had 4 legal convictions, the prosecutor stated.
Friday is the final day of campaigning earlier than Sunday’s presidential election.
The killer spoke about desirous to kill law enforcement officials earlier this yr however he had no obvious hyperlink to Islamist radicalism, Mr Molins stated.
IS has stated considered one of its “fighters” carried out the assault.