33rd year  -  N° 232                 Monday, 20 August 2018         Antwerpen		
Out in the Real World
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Friday 2nd of November 1979

39 years ago

Gangster Jacques René Mesrine aka Public Enemy No. 1 is shot dead by the gendarmerie at the age of 43 in Porte de Clignancourt, XVIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Mesrine's golden BMW 520 was boxed in at the entrance to the intersection and police marksmen in the rear of a lorry immediately in front of their car threw open a tarpaulin. Twenty rounds were fired at point blank range. Mesrine was hit 15 times. A coup de grâce was then administered with a pistol. His mistress Sylvia Jeanjacquot lost one eye and suffered lasting damage to her arm. Her pet dog was killed.