OTTAWA, Ontario (TheBlaze/AP) -- New video released on Thursday shows Canadian shooting suspect Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, stealing a car and driving it to the Parliament building moments before he fatally shot a solider.
The suspect, believed to be a radical Islamist, can be seen exiting the vehicle holding a firearm. Zehaf-Bibeau was shot and killed by police after he gunned down a soldier guarding a war memorial.
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On Thursday, a picture began to emerge Thursday of Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent convert to Islam and a petty criminal with a long rap sheet, including a string of drug offenses.
In recent weeks, he had been staying in a homeless shelter, where he talked about wanting to go to Libya to get away from drugs but griped that he couldn't get a passport.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police also confirmed on Thursday that Zehaf-Bibeau had applied recently for a passport, but said it believes he intended to go to Syria.
Police officers do a search of the area in front of National War Memorial on October 23, 2014, in Ottawa, Ontario the day after multiple shootings in the capital city and Parliament buildings, left a soldier dead and others wounded. Canada's prime minister vowed the country would 'not be intimidated' after a reported Muslim convert stormed parliament and killed a soldier, the nation's second 'terrorist' attack in days. AFP PHOTO/PETER MCCABE
Earlier this week, the Mounties said that there are about 90 people in the country who are suspected of intending to join the extremist fighting abroad or who have returned from such activity overseas. But RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson said Thursday that Zehaf-Bibeau was not among them.
In an email to the AP expressing horror and sadness at what happened, Zehaf-Bibeau's mother, Susan Bideau, said that her son seemed lost and "did not fit in," and that she hadn't seen him for more than five years until having lunch with him last week.
"So I have very little insight to offer," she said.
In a brief and tear-filled telephone interview with the AP, Bibeau said that she is crying for the victims of the shooting rampage, not her son.
"Can you ever explain something like this?" said Bibeau, who has homes in Montreal and Ottawa. "We are sorry."