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French interior minister confirms death of suspected Strasbourg shooter

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner and Paris Prosecutor Remy Heitz walk in a street the day after a shooting in Strasbourg, France, December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Thursday that the man suspected of killing three people in Strasbourg on Tuesday had been killed by police.

He said three police officers had stumbled across a man they believed to be Cherif Chekatt in the street and went to arrest him. He turned to fire on them and they shot and killed him.

Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Toby Chopra

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