Laval police were call to a home on Antoine Forestier Street at around 5:30pm, on October 15th on report of a shooting.
Police arrived to find Vincenzo Spagnolo, 65, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Spagnolo is suspected of being involved with the mafia and having ties to the Rizzuto family. It has been reported that Spagnolo was the best friend and confidant to Vito Rizzuto.
SQ spokesman Daniel Thibaudeau said “It has all appearances of a settling of accounts.”
Police received a call at around 8 pm on June 28th reporting that a man was injured at the bottom of a staircase. The caller thought the victim may have fallen.
Police arrived to find Ferdinando Belmonte 22 dead at the bottom of the stairs at an apartment complex in the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul district.
Belmonte’s injuries more serious than falling down the stairs. He had sustained injuries to his back, however police would not elaborate on the injuries or any weapons used.
The Death of Ferdinando Belmonte is the third for Laval this year. See the other two victims below.
Rocco Sollecito 67, was shot to death in his car.
Lorenzo Giordano 52 gunned down 2 weeks after prison release.
UPDATE – October 8th
Laval police say Mitchell Robert Cousins, 29 who was wanted in relation to the death of Belmonte was arrested in Kitchener Ontario on October 4th. Cousins is being transferred to Laval where he will face a murder charge.
Rocco Sollecito 67, was shot to death in his car at around 8:30 am on May 28th a few hundred meters from police headquarters in Laval. Sollecito was found by police suffering from gunshot wounds, and was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.
Rocco Sollecito, was said to be a leading figure in the notorious Rizzuto crime family. Police believe this to be internal and there is no danger to to public.
Lorenzo Giordano 52, a member of the Rizzuto crime family shot and killed in a Laval parking lot of Carrefour Multisports on March 1st.
Giordano had only been released from prison two months ago and was living in a halfway house. Giordano was refereed to as the underboss in the Rizutto crime family.
Giordano was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.
No suspects have been named, and the homicide remains under investigation.
A 16 year old boy was stabbed to death October 15th at a Shell gas station in Laval.
Police officers and ambulances responded to a call of a large fight. On arrival they found a 16-year-old boy with multiple stab wounds to his torso. The boy was transferred to hospital where he later passed away.
No suspects have been named at this time.
François-Xavier Théberge 19, was killed two streets away from his home in Laval on October 14th. Théberge was attacked and struck with a hammer by Francis Jutras.
Police haven’t released any motive in the case.
Francis Jutras, 34, has been charged with first degree murder