French Tax Inspector Killed While Investigating Antique Store

A French tax inspector was stabbed to death on Monday when he was trying to audit an antiques store in the village of Bullecourt.

According to Chief Prosecutor Sylvain Barbier Sainte Mairie, two inspectors went to the business on Monday as part of an ongoing tax investigation. At some point during their visit, the owner, who remains unnamed, threatened the two with a gun and restrained them. One of the inspectors was then stabbed to death while his female colleague was not physically unharmed. The suspect was then said to have gone outside and fatally shot himself.

Sainte Mairie noted that “We believe this is a case of premeditated murder, as the victims had made an appointment with the suspect, so he knew he would meet them, and we also found tightening straps on the scene.”