Police commissioner working on Charlie Hebdo shootings found dead

A police commissioner, who had been investigating the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine committed suicide with his service gun on Thursday night, French media reported.

Police commissioner Helric Fredou, who had been investigating the attack on the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, was found dead in his office.

The incident occurred in Limoges, the administrative capital of the Limousin region in west-central France, on Thursday night, local media France 3 reports.

Helric Fredou, 45, suffered from ‘depression’ and experienced ‘burn out’ according to the official statement. Shortly before committing suicide, he met with the family of a victim of the Charlie Hebdo attack and killed himself just before completing the report.

Fredou began his career in 1997 as a police officer at the regional office of the judicial police of Versailles. Later he returned to Limoges, his hometown. Since 2012 he had been the deputy director of the regional police service.