Ottawa gunman hit by several volleys from security forces before fatal shot
Image Credit: RCMP video surveillance
October 24, 2014 - 4:17 PM
OTTAWA - The gunman who charged into Parliament after shooting a Canadian Forces reservist was struck by nearly a dozen bullets from security officers and finally was brought down by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers.
Several sources, who have requested anonymity, have confirmed to The Canadian Press that Michael Zehaf Bibeau was fatally wounded by Vickers near the door of the Parliamentary library.
Police have said that Vickers was involved in Wednesday's gunfight with Zehaf Bibeau.
Despite being wounded, Zehaf Bibeau made his way several metres down the Hall of Honour before Vickers fired the fatal shot.
Zehaf Bibeau made it past RCMP officers, who are charged with assuring the security of the exterior of the Parliament buildings.
He ran in to Parliament's Centre Bock through the main entrance with RCMP officers in hot pursuit.
A security service source says the gunman was intercepted by a House of Commons security guard who unsuccessfully tried to wrestle his gun away from him.
Most of the Parliament security guards are not armed although they have requested guns for several years.
Minutes before he came to Parliament, Zehaf Bibeau killed a Canadian soldier at the nearby National War Memorial.
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