Official: Gunman recorded terror attack on Parisian kosher grocery

Amedy Coulibaly from another video that circulated on jihadist websites earlier this month.

Story highlights

  • Amedy Coulibaly killed four people at store
  • Source tells French journalist that the terrorist emailed video of the attack
  • Fear is the video, which shows three killings, will pop up on jihadist websites

(CNN)The terrorist who gunned down four people at a kosher market in eastern Paris earlier this month recorded the attack on a camera, a U.S. intelligence official told CNN on Friday.

The information backed up a report by Eric Pelletier, a national security reporter at the French magazine L'Express, who wrote that Amedy Coulibaly recorded seven minutes of the attack, including the moments when he killed three people.
    Citing a French source close to the investigation, Pelletier reported Friday that Coulibaly was able to use a computer at the market to email a copy of the attack video before he was killed by police.
      Coulibaly was carrying the GoPro camera on his torso during the January 9 attack and subsequent standoff, the source told L'Express. French investigators have viewed the recording, said Pelletier, who shared details of his reporting with CNN.
      But a second police source told L'Express Saturday that it could not yet be determined whether Coulibaly had managed to email out the video.