Sky News has published video showing the moment when Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was shot and killed inside the cab of the truck he used to kill at least 84 people. From the Daily Mail:
Dramatic footage released today shows the moment he was shot dead by police in the 19-tonne lorry he used as a murder weapon on his mile-long killing spree.
One eyewitness filmed armed officers approaching the cab of the lorry and firing repeatedly through its windscreen and doors before it appears Bouhlel can be heard screaming after being hit by a police bullet and he died slumped in the passenger seat.
Witness Nadar El Shafei told the BBC: ‘He died inside the vehicle – I saw his head [hanging] out of the window, they kept shooting him from all sides just to be sure. Then they asked us to run away in case there were others inside the car or a bomb.’
One early report claimed the driver of the truck had jumped out of the vehicle and started shooting at police. This video seems to confirm he never got out of the truck though, according to French prosecutor Francois Molins, he “fired several times on three police officers” during the attack.
The Independent is reporting that a man got into the truck and wrestled with the driver:
The attacker, 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was slowed when a heroic member of the public leapt onto the vehicle and wrestled the driver.
Police sources in Nice confirmed that the murderous two kilometre charge of the lorry might have been even longer if it had not been for the courage of a member of the public.
They said the man had hurled himself into the cab when the 20 tonne truck was held up by an obstruction. He wrestled with the driver, who seized a revolver and fired several shots at the man and at police officers who arrived on the scene. None was hurt. The driver was then shot dead by two officers.