Their little game did not make the victims laugh. On September 21, a cyclist is riding in Cintegabelle, south of Toulouse, when a vehicle stops near him. The athlete hears a detonation and receives a projectile. Then the car restart.
The victim, finally hit by marbles, files a complaint with the gendarmerie. Very quickly, investigators from the Auterive brigade community made the link with another fact, committed in the same sector and practically at the same time.
Luckily, one of the cyclists had installed a camera on his bicycle. And by using the images, the registrations revealed a number plate. The car had been stolen a few hours before the attack. Investigations led to the identification of a 20-year-old man. He was apprehended and then questioned. This young adult admitted to having stolen the vehicle and to have driven but according to his statements, the author of the shooting is one of his cousins who occupied the passenger seats.
A procedure in Ariège for minors
After the first hearings, three Ariégeois, all minors, joined the suspect in police custody. The search of their homes revealed some surprises …
Following this discovery, a procedure was opened in parallel by the parquet floor of Foix. It only concerns minors. The major, him, was judged Wednesday by the criminal court of Toulouse. He did not deny the charges. This man, already known by the courts, is sentenced to 18 months suspended sentence.