The man suspected of randomly shooting dead three people in the Montreal area this week represented a “significant risk” to public safety, according to a March ruling by Quebec’s mental health review board.
Police killed the 26-year-old suspect, Abdulla Shaikh, Thursday morning in a motel room, after he had allegedly shot dead three men in a roughly 24-hour period. Provincial police have said the suspect had mental health issues and it appears he chose his victims at random, gunning down all three men in the street.
The mental health review board _ Commission d’examen des troubles mentaux _ said in March the suspect’s psychiatrist concluded that Shaikh suffered from “denial and trivialization of behavioural disorders, violence and psychiatric pathology.”
The ruling also noted that the psychiatrist found that Shaikh “still represents a significant risk to public safety because of his mental state.”