There are reports that French police commissioner, Helric Fredou, committed suicide in his office moments after meeting with the relatives of murder victims who were killed in the Charlie Hebdo massacre last week.

The reports claim that 45-year-old Fredou, who began his career as a police officer in 1997, shot himself in the head last Wednesday night in the city of Limoges.

The French media is reporting that Fredou told colleagues that he had become “overworked” and “depressed” after the shootings of 17 people, including 10 Charlie Hebdo employees and two police officers committed by two brothers, Cherif and Said Kouachi.

Both brothers were killed in a shootout with French security forces outside of Paris last Friday.

Authorities are currently searching for an accomplice, identified as Hayat Boumeddiene ,whom they believe is the common-law of one of the suspects.

Charlie Hebdo is a satirical weekly newspaper that has attracted worldwide attention for its regular depictions of Muhammad, the founder of Islam.