Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has been identified as the suspected Ottawa gunman. He was killed in the rampage, sources tell CNN. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was identified as the soldier killed at the National War Memorial.
The Globe & Mail reports Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was designated a “high risk traveler.” CBS News reports he has a criminal record in Quebec dating back 10 years. Canadian police have not confirmed his name as the suspect.
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall. He was raised in Laval, located north of Montreal.
Zehaf-Bibeau has had several run-ins with the law. He was charged in February 2004 for possession of marijuana and PCP. He served one day in prison for the marijuana possession and 60 days for the PCP possession after pleading guilty in December 2004. Zehaf-Bibeau spent one day in jail in March 2004 for a parole violation and was convicted of marijuana possession in 2009, Global News reports.
He was charged with bank robbery in 2011 in Vancouver, but spent only one day in prison after pleading guilty to the lesser offense of uttering threats. He was credited with 66 days in pre-trial custody.
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau had been designated a “high risk traveler” and his passport had been seized, the Globe and Mail reports.