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Assailant in Quebec hit-and-run attack was intent on killing other soldiers, coroner's report reveals

A newly released coroner's report into the death of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent has revealed the perpetrator, Martin Couture-Rouleau, told authorities he wouldn't turn himself in case he got the chance to run over another soldier.

Martin Couture-Rouleau called 911 and confessed to hitting Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, who later died

Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent died after being hit by a car in the parking lot of a commercial plaza in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., two years ago. A coroner's report into his death was released today. (Associated Press)

A newly released Quebec coroner's report into the death of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent has revealed his assailant told authorities he wouldn't turn himself in case he got the chance to kill another soldier.

Martin Couture-Rouleau, who the RCMP has described as "radicalized," hit Vincent and a male colleague with his vehicle in the parking lot of a commercial plaza in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., two years ago

Vincent was critically injured and later died in hospital and his colleague sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 

Following the hit-and-run, local police spotted the vehicle and a high-speed chase ensued. During that chase, Couture-Rouleau called 911 and took responsibility for the hit-and-run.

He informed the dispatcher to "alert Canada, the governor and everyone who is responsible for the army" to leave the coalition fighting against ISIS.

He was asked to turn himself in. He refused, saying he "might cross paths with another one of your soldiers" and "I'll kill them."

"I'm not on the phone to discuss with you, I'm on the phone with you to give you a message," he told the 911 dispatcher.

Couture-Rouleau eventually crashed the car into a ditch, got out and ran toward a police officer while armed with two knives, the report said.

Police shot and killed him.

Last month, Vincent's family told CBC News they hoped the coroner would issue recommendations to prevent a similar attack.

However, there are no recommendations in the report.

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