French terror suspect shot in head by police
Prosecutor: 'Everything was done to try to arrest him alive'
PARIS — A French prosecutor says that a gunman who claimed responsibility for a radical Islam-inspired killing spree was shot in the head by police.
Francois Molins says Mohamed Merah, a 23-year-old Frenchman of Algerian origin, filmed all three of his attacks in recent days that killed three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers.
Molins said Thursday that "everything was done to try to arrest him alive."
Police entered his apartment following a 32-hour standoff. Molins says the gunman came out of the bathroom shooting wildly and aggressively and was shot in the head as he jumped out of the window.
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