France: Murder on Boulevard Emile-Augier

An American diplomat is another victim of terrorism

The husky U.S. Army officer dressed in civilian clothes headed down the staid Boulevard Emile-Augier on his way to work at the U.S. embassy in Paris. Quietly, a man with a dark complexion and frizzy hair began to follow him. Before Lieut. Colonel Charles Robert Ray, 43, could reach his metallic blue Chevrolet with diplomatic plates, he was killed by a single shot that struck him in the back of the neck. The killer, who was glimpsed by several witnesses, ran down the quiet avenue and disappeared into a crowd of commuters.

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