Emergency and police intervention at the Pôle emploi agency in Valence after a man shot dead a counselor, Thursday January 28, 2021 (illustration).



Gabriel Fortin, a 45-year-old unemployed engineer, suspected of having killed a Pôle Emploi adviser in Valence (Drôme) and a human resources manager of a company from which he had been made redundant in Guilherand-Granges (Ardèche), was put in examination for "assassinations", announced the prosecutor of Valence, this Saturday.

"He was presented to an investigating judge and indicted for assassinations," said the public prosecutor of Valencia, Alex Perrin, specifying that the suspect remained silent and that he had been imprisoned.

Links to a third assassination

The two assassinations committed Thursday in Drôme then in Ardèche are linked to a previous homicide by firearm committed on Tuesday in Haut-Rhin, a source close to the investigation announced on Friday.

On Friday, strong similarities between the death of a Pôle emploi advisor from Valence (Drôme), a human resources manager from Guilherand-Granges (Ardèche) and a HRD from the Grand-Est had intrigued investigators.


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After the death of an advisor in Valence, Pole Emploi will close its agencies this Friday

  • Employment center

  • Assassination

  • Indictment

  • Investigation

  • Justice

  • Valence