Anis Amri, the Tunisian terrorist who rammed a truck into a Berlin Christmas market bustling with shoppers, is dead. The terrorist attack in Berlin killed 12 and injured 48.
After 4 days on the run, police finally caught up with Amri in Milan, Italy on Friday. Officer Cristian Movio spotted Amri and asked him to show identification.
But Amri wasn't going down without a fight. After shouting "Allahu Akbar," Amri produced a pistol from his backpack and shot Movio in the shoulder.
Movio's partner Luca Scata, 29, opened fire, striking Amri multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Italy is grateful to these two police officers for service rendered to our community," said Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti on Friday morning.
Tracing his movements in his final days, police determined Amri slipped out of Germany and into Poland, where he shot and killed trucker Lakasz Urban. From there Amri traveled to France where he caught a train to Italy.
A .22 caliber handgun found near Amri's body is believe to be the murder weapon that killed the Polish trucker.
Amri managed to evade the massive manhunt because immigrants are allowed to move about freely in Europe without proof of residency.
Amri was 18 when he immigrated from his native Tunisia to Italy’s Mediterranean island in 2011. He was arrested and sentenced to 4 years in prison after burning down a migrant shelter on the island.
4 years later he would meet his death in Italy where his journey of terror began.