France Shooting Suspect Is Dead After Gunfire

TOULOUSE, France (AP) - The French interior minister said the suspect a killing spree has died after jumping from his apartment window after police stormed his apartment following a 32 hour standoff.

The minister said the suspect, who claims links to al-Qaida, jumped after police entered the apartment and found him holed up in the bathroom. Police and the suspect exchanged fire before Mohamed Merah died.

The minister said two policemen were injured.

The 24-year-old had boasted of killing seven French citizens.