VIDEO – Known for Justice, notably its participation in a prison exfiltration in 2007, Alain Armato, a Marseilles gangster, was shot in the street in Monday night
Alain Armato was killed around 23:30 in the street on the night of Monday to Tuesday, on the Avenue of the Creeks in the city of Cayolle a sensitive area southern Marseille. The murder took place without direct witness, in a deserted street, “perhaps by two men on a motorcycle.” A total of eleven cases of 9 mm were found on the scene, “the shooter was very precise” and reached the victim “many times,” said a judicial source. An autopsy must be performed Tuesday. The rescue occurred only minutes after the incident but could not revive the man, said a source close to the investigation entrusted to the Marseilles police.
Member of banditry and 56 years old, Alain Armato was shot dead by one or more assailants who fled. The victim was known to the court and stuck, says a source close to the dossier. The police knew him for criminal conspiracy facts, kidnapping, illegal restraint and a 2007 prison escape, describing “a thug old” the newspaper La Provence . Born in Algeria, this robber “grenouillait” in the Marseille underworld and diversified criminal activities “may have attracted him many enemies,” she added. In 1981, aged only 21, Alain Armato was involved in a case of pandering worse.
In 2011, thirty years later, he received a sentence of nine years in prison for organized exfiltration, in 2007, his friend Pascal Payet, nicknamed “the King of escape” and then held in Grasse prison. Pascal Payet, recidivist robber accused of murder and was taken by helicopter, the pilot who was taken hostage by four accomplices. The operation was then described by the Prison Service as being “conducted by a team of seasoned professionals.”
The killing brings to 19 the number of deaths by bullets in 2016 in the Bouches-du-Rhône. On 7 August, two men twenties were shot at Kalashnikovs, always in Marseille in the neighborhood of the Carthusians, according to a settlement of accounts procedure.