DOVER. The profile on the madman who killed five people, including three children, in Dover (Ain) on Wednesday is becoming clearer. The last elements.
[Mise à jour le 21 juillet à 12h15] The shock is still great in Dover, in Ain, Thursday July 21, 2022, the day after the assassination of five people in a house, including three children. While the author of the facts was killed by the police, the investigation begins to try to determine the reasons which led the assassin to take action. The first elements have all the same already made it possible to establish the profile of a man who did not live in the village in which the family had settled for a year.
Five people killed in Dover
Tuesday July 19, in the early evening, a man took refuge in a house in Dover, in Ain, 60 km northeast of Lyon. He then took hostage to five people who were also present in the home. The gendarmes are then alerted in the early evening by a phone call. It is a man in his twenties, who indicates that he has just killed five people. Christophe Rode, public prosecutor, specifies that more than 100 gendarmes and investigators are mobilized.
The hostage-taking lasted all night, as well as all morning. The GIGN was sent to the site at the start of the day, around 7 a.m., according to information collected by Le Figaro, while shots were heard during the morning, according to witnesses quoted by local newspapers. After trying to conduct negotiations, in vain, the GIGN stormed at midday, killing the last living member present in the home, the alleged perpetrator. When they entered the house, the members of the GIGN discovered the man locked in the bathroom with a katana, a Japanese sword. After several warnings, and while the man pointed his weapons in the direction of the gendarmes, the GIGN was forced to open fire, specifies the public prosecutor, Christophe Rode, in a press release Wednesday evening.
Who are the five people killed?
According to information from the mayor of Dover, collected by France info, the five people killed are all from the same family. It is a couple and their three children: two girls aged 17 and 15, as well as a young boy of 5 years old. The family had lived in Dover for a year.
Who is the hostage taker killed?
It is therefore a son who decimated an entire family before finding death, in Dover (Ain), Wednesday July 20. It was a young tribute aged 22, named Mathieu according to Progress. He would be the son of the man who is one of the victims, born from a first union. According to the gendarmerie, the killer was suffering from psychiatric disorders and was “determined” according to the elements communicated by the prosecution. The perpetrator did not live in this house, inhabited by, a priori, his father, his partner (who was not his mother) as well as three children, whose family ties have not yet been specified. The young man had taken refuge in a room with a saber and a rifle, according to the same press release. The man pointed his weapons in the direction of the GIGN, which prompted the gendarmes to open fire.