Couture-Rouleau is shot dead by Royal Canadian Mounted Police after fleeing the scene. His car hits a spike strip laid by the officers and flips into a ditch. A witness says he charges the police with a large knife:
I heard [the police] shout several times, ‘Get out of the car, get out of the car and raise your hands.’ The man got out and charged towards the policewoman. Then that’s when we heard seven gunshots, then the man was on the ground.