A neighborhood conflict that turned into a tragedy. A young man of 21 years was fatally hit Saturday night by a vehicle, in Isère, learned Le Figaro judicial source this Tuesday, May 30, confirming information from the Dauphiné Libéré. The suspect, a 32-year-old neighbour, was charged and remanded in custody.
The facts begin a few weeks earlier, due to an "incident with a dog" between two families of the small town of Charvieu-Chavagneux. The open investigation, entrusted to the Bourgoin-Jallieu gendarmerie research brigade, will be responsible for determining the exact circumstances of the beginning of hostilities between the residents.
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Family hit 'repeatedly'
Still, the conflict escalated until it exploded on Saturday evening, May 27. That night, the house of the victim's family is the target of a "Molotov cocktail throw," says the deputy prosecutor of Grenoble, Boris Duffau. The 21-year-old, living with his parents, then went to his neighbors' home. He is accompanied by a 20-year-old friend. "On the way", they are both hit "several times" by the neighbor of 32 years, at the wheel of a small city car, continues the deputy prosecutor.
The father and mother of the young man intervene in turn. The mother is then hit during a manoeuvre of the driver, and sees his ankle fractured. The father, "who tries to control the neighbor in the passenger compartment of the vehicle", is for his part slightly injured in the altercation. A fifth person, a motorist driving on the same street by chance, was also deliberately hit.
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Rushed to hospital, the 21-year-old succumbed to his injuries on Sunday. The same evening, the suspected neighbor presented himself to the gendarmerie. After being taken into custody, the 32-year-old was charged and remanded in custody for murder, attempted murder, aggravated violence and damage by arson. He was known for "common law acts", including aggravated violence in 2009 and 2015, says the deputy prosecutor of Grenoble.