After a 32 hour standoff,the Islamic terrorist accused of killing seven people was killed Thursday as police raided his apartment.
Mohamed Merah, who was barricaded in his apartment in the French city of Toulouse, was found in the bathroom of his apartment and began firing at police as they entered. He was reportedly shot in the head as he jumped out the window.
The killer came out of the bathroom, firing with extreme violence, Claude Gueant, the interior minister, said, according to Fox News. The minister said he had never seen an assault like it.
Mohamed Merah jumped out the window, gun in hand, continuing to fire, said Gueant. He was found dead on the ground.
Police wanted to capture Merah alive in order to extract information from him. He had boasted about carrying out attacks against schoolchildren, a rabbi and three French paratroopers in three separate incidents. He reportedly carried out these attacks in order to avenge the deaths of Palestinian children and protests the French military's involvement in Afghanistan, reported Fox.
Merah was reportedly a radicalized French citizen who had visited Afghanistan and the Pakistani militant stronghold of Waziristan, where claimed to receive training from al-Qaeda, reported Fox.
Click through the slide show to check out dramatic images of the Merah's standoff with French police forces.