A note celebrating Islamic State and containing a list of key addresses was found near the body of Karim Cheurfi, who killed a policeman on Thursday night before being shot, according to French authorities.
During a media briefing on Friday afternoon, anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins said 39-year-old Cheurfi was carrying the note when he stopped his car at the Champs Elysees in the heart of Paris, before opening fire on a police vehicle, speculating that it likely fell out of the gunman’s pocket.
Citing inside sources, French channel BFMTV earlier claimed that the note had contained the address of France’s anti-terrorist agency DGSI, a local police station, and three gun shops.
A Koran, several knives and a shotgun were also found in Cheurfi’s car, according to AFP sources.
As well as killing 38-year-old Xavier Jugele, Cheurfi, who had served over a decade in prison on four charges, including attacking officers, also significantly wounded two other policemen, and lightly injured a foreign tourist caught up in the incident.