Martin Rouleau, Quebec driver shot by police, ‘radicalized’: RCMP

unnamed-2Martin Rouleau called himself ‘Ahmad LeConverti’ on Facebook

A driver who injured two soldiers and was later fatally shot by police in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was known to federal authorities as someone who had been “radicalized,” according to the RCMP and the Prime Minister’s Office.

Martin Rouleau, 25, was a resident of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and was known to provincial and federal law enforcement agencies, according to the RCMP.

“This individual was known to federal authorities, including our Integrated National Security Investigations team in Montreal, who along with other authorities were concerned that he had become radicalized,” the RCMP said in a statement issued late Monday evening.

Radio-Canada reported that Rouleau’s Facebook page identifies him as Ahmad LeConverti (Ahmad the Converted). Neighbours told the CBC’s French-language service that he converted to Islam about a year ago.

Quebec provincial police confirmed that Rouleau died of his injuries Monday evening, several hours after he was transported to hospital after being shot by municipal police officers at the end of a high-speed chase. Since the shooting involved municipal officers, provincial police are investigating…