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France Newspaper Attack Video
In this image made from amateur video recorded on Wed., Jan. 7, 2015 by Jordi Mir, masked gunman get into a car moments after shooting a police officer outside the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Jordi Mir—AP

Man Who Filmed Terrorists Shooting Paris Cop Says He Regrets Sharing Video

Jan 11, 2015

The man behind the amateur video of two gunmen murdering a Paris police officer outside the Charlie Hebdo office last week says he regrets sharing the video online after it went viral.

Jordi Mir said he was "completely panicked" and shared the 42-second footage on social media out of a "stupid reflex," he told the Associated Press in an exclusive interview published Sunday. "I was alone in my flat. I put the video on Facebook," Mir said. "That was my error."

Large Crowds Rally Against Terrorism in Paris After Attacks

Thousands of people gather at Republique square in Paris, Jan. 11, 2015.
Thousands of people gather at Place de la République in Paris, Jan. 11, 2015.Peter Dejong—AP
Thousands of people gather at Republique square in Paris, Jan. 11, 2015.
French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by head of states including Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Donald Tusk and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as they attend the solidarity march in the streets of Paris Jan. 11, 2015.
Demonstrators make their way along Boulevrd Voltaire in a unity rally in Paris following the recent terrorist attacks on Jan. 11, 2015 in Paris.
which has become a symbol for the cartoonists and editors killed at Charlie Hebdo
Families and relatives walk and hold banners reading 'Charlie' during a march to honor victims of the terrorist attacks and show unity, in Paris, Jan.11, 2015.
Demonstrators make their way along Place de la République during a mass unity rally following the recent terrorist attacks on Jan. 11, 2015 in Paris.
A man holds a giant pencil, which has become a symbol for the cartoonists and editors killed at Charlie Hebdoas as he takes part in the solidarity march in the streets of Paris, Jan. 11, 2015.
People gather at the Place de la Nation in Paris, Jan. 11, 2015.
A balloon reading "Je suis Charlie" (I am Charlie) is held at Place de la Bastille during the solidarity march on Jan. 11, 2015 in Paris.
A general view shows hundreds of thousands of French citizens taking part in a solidarity march in the streets of Paris, Jan. 11, 2015.
Thousands of people gather at Place de la République in Paris, Jan. 11, 2015.
Peter Dejong—AP
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The video, which was shared widely in the news and on social media, depicts two masked gunmen — identified as the brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi — fatally shooting 42-year-old police officer Ahmed Merabet at close range.

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Hundreds of Thousands March for Victims in France

People take part in a silent procession for victims of the shooting at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Jan. 10, 2015, in Nice, southeastern France.
People take part in a silent procession for victims of the shooting at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Jan. 10, 2015, in Nice, southeastern France.Lionel Cironneau—AP
People take part in a silent procession for victims of the shooting at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Jan. 10, 2015, in Nice, southeastern France.
A man holds a French flag during a silent walk for victims of the shooting at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Jan. 10, 2015, in Nice.
Tens of thousands of people some holding up signs that read, "Je suis Charlie" march during a rally along the sea front in the Mediterranean city of Nice, on January 10, 2015.
Demonstrators hold signs that reads "Je suis Charlie" during a rally in Nantes on Jan. 10, 2015,.
A man hold a rose and pencil during a rally at the Memorial Square in Caen on Jan. 10, 2015.
Thousands peoples walks during a tribute to the victims of the attack on the Paris headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Toulouse, Jan. 10, 2014.
Children lay flowers outside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket near Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris
Messages left by people visiting a makeshift memorial are pasted to a wall near the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Jan. 10, 2015.
People take part in a silent procession for victims of the shooting at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Jan. 10, 2
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