Three suspects — brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, as well as Amedy Coulibay — in the horrific Charlie Hebdo murders that left 12 dead, have been killed. The brothers died after a stand-off with police 3 days after their brutal attack.
Cherif and Said Kouachi, the men who were the main suspects in the Charlie Hebdo shooting that took place on Tuesday, Jan. 6, have been killed after spending three days on the run for Paris, France authorities. Shortly after, it was confirmed that Amedy Coulibay, suspected of being connected to the Kouachi brothers and murdering a Paris police office on Thursday, Jan. 8, had also been killed in a second stand-off.
Cherif & Said Kouachi: Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Suspects Killed
These two men, brothers, allegedly killed 12 employees and injured at least 8 others at the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in Paris, France.
On Friday, Jan. 9, the police found them inside a print shop with at least one hostage in northeast Paris. After a stand-off with the police that lasted hours, the suspects were killed when authorities raided the shop. The entire scene unfolded on live television, which allowed CNN to confirm the news almost immediately.
The outlet also confirmed that the hostage survived the raid and, thankfully, has been released back to their family.
One brother, Cherif, had actually been arrested before and it was for “terror offenses” back in 2008.
The third suspect, 32-year-old Amedy Coulibay, was killed when police raided a grocery store where he was holding numerous hostages. Amedy allegedly told the police that the hostages would be murdered in cold blood if the Kouachi brothers were harmed in any way.
Unfortunately, after it was confirmed that Amedy had been killed in the raid, CNN reported that at least 3 hostages were found dead inside the grocery store during the raid. So sad.
Charlie Hebdo Suspect Stand-Off — Details Of The Police Raid
Authorities were finally able to infiltrate the old print shop in Dammartin-en-Goële, outside of Paris, where Cherif and Said were holding their hostage just after 5pm on Friday, reports the New York Times.
As cameras watched from a safe distance, gunfire and explosions could be heard. Smoke and flashes were seen during the live broadcast, and just moments later authorities confirmed that the brothers had been killed.
HollywoodLifers, we are so happy that these men are no longer a danger to the people of Paris, France and we will keep you posted as this story develops.
— Chloe Melas