French Prisoner Sniped Inside Jail, From Nearby Hill

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Like a scene from a crime thriller film, a prisoner who faced interrogation over a murder was shot to death inside his French jail by a sniper positioned on a nearby hill.

The suspected gunman, his rifle still warm from the shooting, was later arrested as he tried to flee the scene on a motorbike.

Another inmate, a friend of the dead man, was injured in the attack during which five shots were fired into the exercise yard of the jail at Varces-Grenoble, in southeast France.

It was the first time in France that someone in prison had been killed from outside, French Justice Minister Rachida Dati said.

The murdered prisoner was identified by a French newspaper as Sghair Lamiri, who was born in 1979 and had links to organized crime.

Lamiri was serving an eight-year sentence for robberies committed in 2001 and 2002 and was about to be questioned about a murder case, Dati said.

Ms Dati did not name the suspected gunman, but said he was 58 years old and was in custody.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article4844003.ecehttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,429541,00.html
 

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Not much of a sniper if he had to fire 5 shots to kill one and wound another. GySgt Hartman is not amused.
 

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Do you think the gunman is shitting bricks now, knowing that the guys who hired him have just had their pucker-factor increase x10?
 

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From: The sun was shining... :D

The sun was shining over the Alps when Sghair Lamiri, a convicted robber, took an afternoon stroll with a friend in the yard of a remand centre near Grenoble.

Without warning, the short and stocky 29-year-old boxing enthusiast fell to the ground, a bullet in his head – picked off by a distant sniper.

Officers managed to arrest Lamiri’s alleged shooter as he tried to make his getaway from a wooded hillside overlooking the Varces prison after he had fired six rounds from a distance of 300 yards – but they were lucky. Gendarmes had spotted a parked motorcycle with the numberplate of a stolen car and had decided to wait for the driver to return. He turned out to be a 58-year-old convicted robber who was carrying a 7.65mm rifle with a telescopic sight.
 
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