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RAW: Security video of suspect during time of Parliament Hill shooting

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot and killed as he stood guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday. RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson gave an update on the investigation and spoke about security video of the suspect during the attack.

  • Witnesses interviewed by Ottawa Police Services reported seeing the shooter, at around 9:50 coming from behind the War Memorial on the West side where he fires twice at Reservist Nathan Cirillo.
  • The shooter is positioned on an angle behind the victim where they cannot see him coming (as they are facing south). The shooter fires one shot at the second guard, but he missed him. Witnesses heard the suspect yelling something in English and then running towards the north.
  • The investigation revealed that he used the beige vehicle and headed to Wellington.
  • The first calls received via 911 were around 09:52:36
  • From the National War Memorial the suspect drove North on Wellington Street and parked his vehicle at 9:52:23 in front of the Elgin entrance.
  • He accessed the grounds of Parliament Hill at 9:52:31 on foot and started running toward East Block where MP vehicles were parked.
  • At 9:53:16, video footage shows the suspect overtook one of these vehicles and drove toward Center Block.
  • At 9:53:37, he immobilized the vehicle on the left side of the Peace Tower and started running toward the main doors of Center Block. At that time, RCMP vehicles on site chased the suspect to the entrance of Center Block.
  • The suspect entered Center Block at 9:53:46, seconds before the RCMP officers that were chasing him were able to reach the doors.
  • It took approximately 1 minute and 23 seconds between the time the suspect parked the beige car and entered Center Block
  • Once inside Centre Block, the suspect engaged in a fire exchange with the House of Commons Security and RCMP officers. The exact details of this exchange are still under investigation. We need to recognize the courage of all officers involved in this fluid and dangerous situation.
  • The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.