- Category : 1982-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (26,59)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 1
French Islamist terrorist, killing four Jewish patrons at a Jewish Hypercacher supermarket in Porte de Vincennes, Paris, on 9 January 2015, and an unarmed French policewoman, Clarissa Jean-Philippe, the day before. He was an acquaintance of Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, the perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, to which both of Coulibaly's shootings were connected. He is also suspected to have shot a jogger in Fontenay-aux-Roses near Paris on 7 January in the evening. The jogger is critically injured.
Starting at the age of 17, he was convicted several times for robbery and at least once for drug trafficking. A report by a psychiatric expert prepared for a Parisian court found Coulibaly had an "immature and psychopathic personality" and "poor powers of introspection". Coulibaly met Chérif Kouachi in prison, while serving his sentence for a 2005 armed robbery. He is believed to have converted to radical Islam at the same time as Chérif. In 2010, he was sentenced to five years in prison for assisting a plot to break out Smain Ait Ali Belkacem from prison, a plot in which the Kouachi brothers were also involved. However, Coulibaly was released early.
Coulibaly was killed by the police when the supermarket, where he kept numerous hostages, was stormed by the police on 9 January around 17h12.