GRAPHIC VIDEO: Gunmen Shoot Police Officer During Charlie Hebdo Attack

A video that appears to have been shot from a cell phone shows two gunmen outside the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris executing a police officer on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.
January 7, 2015 9:30 a.m.

Cellphone video shows two gunmen shooting a police officer execution-style on the street during an attack Wednesday on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

The video shows two masked men, dressed in black and carrying rifles, walking slowly forward from a small black car. The camera shakes as loud bangs are heard, then refocuses on the two men crossing the street toward a policeman laying on the sidewalk.

One gunman is then shown firing a shot at the police officer as the officer turns with his hands up. Initial reports were unclear whether the officer was killed. The gunmen then run back to the car and drive away from the scene.

It’s unclear exactly how many assailants carried out the attacks on Charlie Hebdo’s central Paris offices. At least 12 people were killed, reportedly including publisher Stéphane Charbonnier, also known as Charb.

Watch below. WARNING: The video is graphic and disturbing.

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