THE PARIS cop who "executed" a teen boy has been charged with homicide as the French capital erupted into total chaos today.
The revelation comes as 40,000 police gear up for the third night of riots after swathes of protesters took to the streets to remember Nahel M.
The 17-year-old was gunned down at the wheel of a Mercedes on Tuesday morning after a cop threatened to "lodge a bullet in his head".
As a result, Florian M, the 38-year-old officer involved, was remanded in custody before he faced the alleged murder charge this afternoon.
Florian told prosecutors he saw the yellow Mercedes-AMG sports car with a Polish number plate being "driven at high speed in a bus lane".
He said: "In view of his behaviour and the apparent young age of the occupants, I decided to follow, so as to carry out a check.
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"During the journey, the driver was responsible for several traffic violations."
As Florian and a colleague approached Nahel's vehicle they reportedly took out their service pistols.
Florian said: "We pointed them at the driver to dissuade him from restarting."
He then admitted to discharging his pistol once, as the car moved forward.
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Florian added: "[It was] because the driver appeared to be dangerous.
"We were afraid of being hit by the vehicle."
Florian’s testament was read out by Pascal Prache, the Nanterre prosecutor, during a press conference today.
Prache confirmed the evidence included a video of the shooting, in which Florian was heard saying "I’ll place a bullet in your head" before he opened fire.
He added Nahel "died as a result of the policeman’s shooting".
He said: "The legal conditions for the use of the weapon were not justified."
Investigators later found no drugs, alcohol or weapons in Nahel's car, it was reported.
Florian was subsequently charged with intentional homicide.
Despite the update in the case, fighting between riot cops and gangs of youths broke out at a "White March" in Nanterre this afternoon.
More than 6000 people joined the march – a traditional show of respect in France, when mourners wear white and remember somebody who has died.
Among those taking part was Nahel’s mother, Monica, who placed herself on a truck while wearing a "Justice for Nahel" shirt.
She was heard chanting: "I am for Nahel, I am for Nahel,"
It was echoed by the crowd who shouted: "Justice for Nahel! Justice for Nahel."
But as the march progressed, youths began lighting fires and throwing projectiles at hundreds of riot police in the area.
Within minutes, large clouds of thick black smoke were seen mingling with tear gas fired by the officers.
A local cop said: "The atmosphere is very tense and violence is ongoing."
The demonstration came as President Emmanuel Macron convened a crisis meeting with police chiefs and senior minister, at which it was agreed to put an extra 40000 police on the streets.
Police made 150 arrests nationwide during the second night of unrest on Wednesday.
Town halls and schools were among the buildings put to the torch, as Gerald Darmanin, France’s Interior Minister called it "a night of unbearable violence against symbols of the republic".
In a tweet posted on Thursday he added: "Town halls, schools and police stations set on fire or attacked. 150 arrests.
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"Support for the police, gendarmes and firefighters who face up with courage. Shame on those who did not call for calm."
It comes as Nahel's heartbroken mum revealed his tragic last words before he was killed.
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