Kendji Girac case: “An untimely shooting is considered impossible”, according to the prosecutor

“A shot carried out by a third party is not compatible with the findings,” said Mont-de-Marsan prosecutor Olivier Janson on Thursday April 25 during a press conference, regarding the shot which injured the singer Kendji Girac Monday

Kendji Girac case: “An untimely shooting is considered impossible”, according to the prosecutor

“A shot carried out by a third party is not compatible with the findings,” said Mont-de-Marsan prosecutor Olivier Janson on Thursday April 25 during a press conference, regarding the shot which injured the singer Kendji Girac Monday. The latter told investigators that he wanted to “fake a suicide” to scare his partner who was threatening to leave him after an argument. “He was very scared when he heard her talking about leaving, he had a moment of panic and in turn wanted to scare her,” added the magistrate.

Analyzes confirmed that Kendji Girac was heavily alcoholic, at more than 2.5 grams per liter of blood, and that he had consumed cocaine in the hours preceding the tragedy. “Tensions arose due to an emerging addiction to alcohol, a subject which generated great tension in the couple,” explained Olivier Janson.

Furthermore, the winner of the 2014 show “The Voice” “had already said in the past that he was going to shoot himself or cut his throat during arguments,” according to comments from his partner reported by the prosecutor.

Third party intervention deemed “impossible”

During the press conference, which lasted an hour and a half, the magistrate closed the other hypotheses one by one, such as the intervention of a third party. Mr. Janson affirmed that the thesis of an accident, mentioned during the singer's first statements, was judged "impossible" after ballistic expertise of the weapon used, all the safety features of which are "operational".

“An accident, an inadvertent shooting, which is generally extremely unlikely when it comes to a handgun of this nature, is considered impossible in the present case,” he judged, arguing: “ All security is operational. (…) A blow cannot go away by itself. »

Kendji Girac told investigators “to take responsibility for what he did while regretting it extremely deeply,” declared the magistrate, adding: “I explained to him that this explanation belonged to him and that the judicial work stopped, that it was up to him and his partner to find the resources” to overcome this tragedy. “It will surely take several months to regain full possession of his means,” estimated the magistrate.

Olivier Janson suggested that he was going to classify the part of the investigation opened for “attempted homicide”. “Barring anything new, this procedure should end with a classification,” he said, while other investigations will be continued to “find out where this weapon came from.”