France’s Former Public Enemy No. 1 Is Killed

Associated Press

Police killed a man once considered France’s public enemy No. 1 during a robbery attempt at the home of an elderly widow, officials said Monday.

A policeman was wounded in the exchange of gunfire Sunday night, and Jean-Charles Willoquet, 46, was killed by a bullet to the head, officials said.

Willoquet was granted early release last year from a prison term imposed after he was convicted of attempted murder and hostage taking during a 1975 escape.