Oct 21, 2014
By Bob Komsic
We’re learning more about the man behind the wheel of the car that struck and killed a Canadian soldier in a parking lot outside Montreal yesterday.
Police say the 25-year old motorist, shot and killed after a high speed chase, had waited over two hours before targeting the soldiers.
Martin (Ahmad) Couture-Rouleau’s passport was seized by authorities concerned he’d become radicalized and would go overseas for terrorist purposes.
He was one of 90 people being monitored by the RCMP as part of 63 current national security investigations.
Legal documents show he converted to Islam last year.
Couture-Rouleau’s Facebook page, which is no longer active, identified him as Ahmad LeConverti (Ahmad the Converted).
The soldier killed has been identified as 53-year old Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent.
The second soldier’s injuries were less serious.