The Muslim convert, by the name of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo was a petty criminal as well as the son of a leading Canadian immigration official, police say.
His birth name, Michael Joseph Hall was born in Quebec and lived a very quiet childhood from suburban homes to private schools. After several run-ins with the law, his track record catching up with him, he converted to Islam.
His criminal court records show 13 identified Quebec court cases dating back to June 2001 in Montreal involving Zehaf-Bibeau. He had been arrested five times previous, on three occasions for drug possession and on two instances for not acting in accordance with his parole conditions.
At the moment, authorities would not discuss details to any possible motives for Zehaf-Bibeau’s and police were still searching for any additional suspects. A lockdown for multiple buildings was still in effect Wednesday evening.