“I fell, I lost consciousness. He mimics his position, face in hands, kneeling on the floor.
“He fell unconscious”
He is rescued by a neighbor, Mickaël Leffler, who then came running. “We saw the young people and the police confront each other and the father (Badroudi) came down to tell them to stop, he says. On the way back he was shot while raising his hands. He fell unconscious. I came running, the police kept shooting. »
“Honestly, if we left him there unconscious and saw him bleeding, he could have pulled through. Luckily he’s healthy.”
They show a video recorded by a neighbor in which we hear at least four explosions. We see a man on the ground, another coming to his aid, then tear gas shots in their direction.
“A friend came, we yelled ‘Stop, you’ve met a Daron! (A dad)’. I could hardly breathe. Honestly, if we left him there unconscious and saw him bleed, he would have passed. Luckily he is in good health. Mickaël and his friend rush him to the emergency room. He suffers from a broken nose with a ruptured nostril (seven stitches) and multiple bruises on his face, but also dizziness and impaired balance, according to his sons.
Badroudi Magomadov, 61, has seen others fight the Russians during the war in Chechnya before fleeing with his family in 2006 and being granted asylum in France. He resumes his story, sometimes in French, sometimes in Russian, and leaves it to his sons.
“During a war, when you raise your arms, it’s like a white flag, it’s a truce, and you have to evacuate and take care of the wounded. I was in no danger. I don’t understand. »
“For my father, the flashback was the hardest,” explains Muslim, the youngest son. Finding ourselves in this situation when we came to France to find peace…”
“The cop who knocked him out didn’t help him, even though the duty to help is their priority! “, accuses the eldest Islam, who like his father works in the security service. Arriving urgently from Paris on Wednesday, he admits to having lost his temper and then extensively insulting the police, fearing for his father, especially when he saw a pool of blood. “I accept, and I want the one who shot too. »
The family went to the police station on Thursday April 14 to testify as part of the investigation launched by the Pau public prosecutor’s office.