He wanted to put an end to a scene of violence but he finally committed the irreparable.
A 50-year-old man was arrested overnight from Friday to Saturday in Paris, in the 18th arrondissement.
He is suspected of having shot and killed another man in the 9th century against the backdrop of a brawl and an obscure dispute.
At around 2:30 a.m. a fight broke out on Boulevard de Clichy opposite the Corcoran's pub.
Three men attack a fourth.
A motorist passes by at the wheel of his BMW X5.
He stops and tries to reason with the trio and orders them to stop.
“He was roundly sent on the roses”, says a source close to the case.
The stung motorist returns to his car and grabs a 45-caliber Colt revolver, dating from 1911, and opens fire on the person who insulted him.
Shot in the head
The bullet hits the head and proves fatal.
The killer gets back into the car and immediately flees.
The CCTV cameras make it possible to follow him and the officials of the anti-crime brigade find him in the rue Championnet while he is storing a suitcase in his car.
He tries to flee on foot before being arrested.
The police found the murder weapon on him.
The alleged killer was placed in police custody at the police station where he should be questioned for forty-eight hours before the Paris prosecutor's office takes a decision on the follow-up to be given to this case.