One of the victims of Thursday's shooting in Paris was gay.
Xavier JugelÉ and two other police officers were shot by a lone gunman who opened fire on the Champs-ÉlysÉes in Paris. JugelÉ lost his life, while the others were wounded. Police killed the gunman as he tried to flee the area.
According to The New York Times
, JugelÉ was an active member of Flag!
, which represents LGBT police officers.
JugelÉ was also among the police officers who responded to a 2015 attack on the Bataclan, where 89 people lost their lives as three gunmen stormed the concert hall near Paris' gay-friendly Le Marais. ISIS claimed responsibility for the killings.
"He was a simple man who loved his job." Flag! President MickaËl Bucheron told the Times
. "He was really committed to the LGBT cause."
ISIS has also claimed responsibility for Thursday's shooting.