Three police officers were shot dead in Puy-de-Dome in central France today after being called out to a domestic disturbance
The suspect has since been found dead, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has confirmed.
Darmanin did not give further details of how the 48-year-old man died, but said he was heading to the scene near Saint-Just, a village south of the city of Clermont-Ferrand.
The police officers, including a fourth who was wounded in the incident, were shot by a man as they attempted to rescue a woman.
Police approached the house shortly after midnight and were targeted by gunfire.
The gunman is said to be known to authorities for charges relating to child custody issues.