Aaron Driver had detonated a bomb and was about to set off a second one when he was shot dead by police during a counter-terrorism operation in Ontario, his family said Wednesday.
In an interview with the National Post, Wayne Driver confirmed his son, an ardent ISIL supporter, had died when police raided the Strathroy, Ont., home where he was living with his sister.
“Yes, it was Aaron my son who was shot and killed earlier today. Our worst nightmare has come true. As sad and shocked as I am, it doesn’t surprise me that it has come to this. Aaron was a good kid who went down a dark path and couldn’t find the light again.”
The father said he did not understand how the 24-year-old was able to compile bomb materials while he was the subject of a terrorism peace bond. But he said he did not blame the police for their actions.