A 25-year-old man was remanded in custody on Friday before his trial in September for injuring a policeman in the eye with a paintball ball in July, we learned from the Saint-Brieuc prosecutor's office. (Cotes-d'Armor).
Already convicted for acts of "violence, outrage and rebellion", the alleged perpetrator "surrendered himself to the police on August 3" after being confused by the "technical investigations and testimonies collected from his relatives” but he does not “acknowledge his involvement”, according to the public prosecutor Nicolas Heitz.
“As part of an appearance at short notice, he is summoned on September 23, 2022” to be tried, could we read in this press release from Nicolas Heitz.
He will answer "for the offense of violence against a person holding public authority and with the use or threat of a weapon", causing him to incur a 10-year prison sentence.
A shot during a traffic check
The paintball shooting took place during a roadside check in Saint-Brieuc on the evening of July 22.
The two police crews were about to hit the road again after midnight when a policeman was struck by a paintball in the face, injuring his left eye.
A medical examiner had then estimated his total interruption of work at 10 days.
The investigation entrusted to the Saint-Brieuc police station gave rise to searches in the four apartments likely to have housed the shooter, one of which was "rented by a person whose companion had practiced paintball", clarified Nicolas Heitz.
Actively sought, he finally surrendered to the police.
Placed in police custody, he was brought on Friday and imprisoned.