Charlie Hebdo: French police commissioner 'kills himself after meeting with victim's family'

Helric Fredou was found dead in his office on Wednesday night

Lizzie Dearden
Monday 12 January 2015 15:24 GMT

A French police commissioner has reportedly killed himself after meeting relatives of a victim murdered in the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Television station France 3 reported that Helric Fredou, 45, shot himself in his office on Wednesday night in Limoges, a city in central France.

Commissioner Fredou had been the deputy director of the regional police since 2012 after beginning his career as a police officer in 1997.

Brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi shot 12 people dead at the Charlie Hebdo offices on Wednesday morning before going on the run and seeking refuge in a print works.

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