75-Year-Old Accused of Fatally Shooting Man at Nude Beach Who Allegedly Masturbated in Front of Woman

The incident is alleged to have been preceded by an argument between the two men, with the eventual shooting victim having harassed other beachgoers.

A look at an empty beach

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A look at an empty beach

A 75-year-old man is reported to be in custody after allegedly fatally shooting another man at a nude beach near the Lyon area in France.

According to prosecutors, per a report from the Local France, the 46-year-old was fatally shot by the septuagenarian on Saturday at the La Mama beach on a lake in the Miribel suburb. The shooting is said to have been preceded by a verbal dispute between the two men that itself was spurred by the 46-year-old having “exposed himself in front of a woman.”

“There was an altercation between a man and a woman, and another individual got involved,” a prosecutor told BFM TV.

Meanwhile, the Le Parisien daily paper—per the Local—said the man who was fatally shot had earlier in the day been caught masturbating in front of a woman. The suspected shooter was ultimately taken into custody by local bike cops without incident, with an investigation having subsequently been launched.

Understandably, the story has since become a global one, with multiple outlets stateside having also given the incident attention. One such report from the Daily Beast, for example, notes that the identity of the 75-year-old has not been made public due to privacy legalities in the region. The man’s age could result in a lighter sentence if he’s convicted.

The beach in question is said to be known for its welcoming atmosphere for nudists and similarly minded visitors, although the 46-year-old alleged exhibitionist who was shot there over the weekend was not believed to have been a regular presence.

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