Police unions reacted angrily on Tuesday after a radicalized prisoner shot a policeman, leaving him in a critical condition.
The inmate, who had been on the run since being allowed temporary leave in May, was killed in the shoot-out after succumbing to his injuries.
The injured officer, aged 36, is in hospital with the interior minister describing his condition as “desperate”.
The shoot-out occurred after two men attempted to rob a warehouse in the Saint-Ouen to the north of Paris.
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