Eric Masson, a 36-year-old police officer, was shot dead Wednesday in Avignon during a check on a deal point.

Two individuals were arrested Sunday evening in this case, about twenty kilometers from the city.

They are suspected of being the shooter and his accomplice. 

Two people suspected of being involved in the murder of police officer Eric Masson on Wednesday in Avignon, were arrested Sunday evening about twenty kilometers from this city, said a source familiar with the matter.

These two people are suspected of being the shooter and his accomplice, the same source added.

A national tribute paid Tuesday

Eric Masson, 36, had been called with his team late Wednesday afternoon for a gathering on a deal point in downtown Avignon.

He was then shot dead by a man who immediately fled with an accomplice.

The next day, a woman, who was a drug user present at the scene at the time of the tragedy, was taken into police custody and then released.


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The arrests on Sunday evening came a few hours after a tribute ceremony to the police officer in front of the Avignon police station, in which several hundred people participated.

A national tribute must be paid to Eric Masson, Tuesday afternoon in Avignon by Prime Minister Jean Castex who will be accompanied by the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin.