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Convicted cop killer on the run, has gun, has robbed grocery stories: police

Pierre Ouellet is shown in a police handout photo. Ouellet, a convicted cop killer who disappeared from a Montreal halfway house, is on the lam and police say he's quickly committed two armed robberies.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
November 05, 2012 - 4:17 PM

QUEBEC CITY, Que. - A convicted cop killer who disappeared from a Montreal halfway house is on the lam and police say he's quickly committed two armed robberies.

Pierre Ouellet didn't return to a home in Montreal last week and, in the two days that followed, police say he obtained a handgun and robbed a pair of Quebec City grocery stores on Thursday and Friday.

Ouellet was sentenced to life in prison for the 1986 slaying of a Montreal police officer, Claude St-Laurent. He had been pulled over and was able to disarm the constable before shooting him with his own service revolver near Montreal's Olympic Stadium.

It appears that a quarter-century behind bars has failed to rehabilitate him, according to police.

Quebec City police say they have surveillance video showing him brandishing a gun at the grocery stores.

They says he is armed and dangerous.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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