Tag Archives: Quebec

Érick Lavoie dies of a gunshot wound in Rock Forest

Sherbrooke police responded to a report of a shooting at a home in Rock Forest, at approximately 11:30 pm on December 4th.

Police arrived to find Érick Lavoie suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Pascal Gagnon, 49, was arrested soon after the shooting. Gagnon is facing a first degree muder charge in the death of Lavoie.

Gilles Marion facing first degree murder charge in relation to the death of his step son

Montreal police responded to a report of an assault at an apartment building located at 18th Ave. between Mont-Royal Ave. and St-Joseph Blvd. in Rosemont on November 19th at approximately 1:50pm.

Police arrived to find a 21 year old man suffering from a serious gunshot wound. The man was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police said a family dispute is believed to be the origin of the conflict.

A 75 year old man, who is believed to be the victim’s stepfather has been arrested.

Update November 21
Gilles Marion 75, is facing a first degree murder charge in relation to the shooting death of his step son Abdel Hakim Fleury 21.

The Montreal Homicide Victims List is available here.

Former high ranking Hells Angels member Vincent Lamers dies of gunshot wounds

Vincent Lamers was found in life threatening condition in a vehicle in the area of 55th Avenue and La Martinière Street on October 4th just after midnight.

Police found Lamers suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a  truck repair company. Lamers was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Montreal Crime Stoppers at (514) 393-1133.

The Montreal Homicide Victims List is available here.

Woman facing first degree murder charged in the deaths of her 3 babies over the course of 3 years.

Police started the investigation on October 15 when the 27 year old woman visited a hospital in Saint-Eustache, Que. in distress. Doctors determined that the woman had recently given birth but there was no infant.

Police searched the woman’s home on October 16th when they found the remains of 3 infants, one being only days old, the other two sating back to 2014.

A forth child was taken into protective custody. The name of the woman will not be released in-order to protect the identity of her child.

Man dies after assault in Montreal

Montreal police were called to the area of Jeanne-d’Arc Avenue and Ste-Catherine Street East on October 27th at approximately 10:30 pm on report of an unresponsive man lying on the ground.

Police and paramedics located the man suffering from upper body injuries made with sharp weapon.

The 39 year old victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. SPVM spokesperson Manuel Couture said the victim was known to police, and the death is believed to be drug related.

The Montreal Homicide Victims List is available here.

Former SQ Officer murdered in Sainte-Hedwidge

Norbert Fortin was found dead by family in his home where he lived alone located in rural Sainte-Hedwidge at 306, Rank 8 on October 15th.

Police said Norbert Fortin, 64, had retired a few decades ago from the SQ. The cause of death has not been released, however police said it was a violent attack.

Anyone with information should call the Criminal Intelligence Unit at 1-800-659-4264,

Johanne Chayer 65 shot to death by a 72 year old man in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Quebec

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Police officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute on October 3rd at approximately 9:30 p.m.

As soon as police arrived at the home gunshots were fired and one officer was struck. The officer sustained a gunshot to the torso, and is in stable condition.

Police were at a standoff with the shooter until the SWAT team forced entry over 4 hours after the initial call. Johanne Chayer  65, was found in the home suffering from a gunshot wound. Chayer was rushed to hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

the 72 year old man was arrested, however police have not released what charges he may be facing.

Update October 4th

Alain Castonguay, 72, Has been charged with first degree murder of his partner Johanne Chayer, and attempted murder of the injured police officer.

Veronique Barbe murdered in St-Eustache

Police discovered the body of  Veronique Barbe inside her home at the same time an amber alert was placed for her missing son on September 14th.

Police found the six year old unharmed with his father,Ugo Fredette, travelling to Ontario in a stolen car. The father of the boy has been charged with the Murder of Veronique Barbe.

Police set up a search for the vehicle owner Yvon Lacasse, 71 who was last seen on September 14th.  Lacasse was found dead on September 20th in Arundel, 100 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

No charges have been laid in the death of Lacasse at this time.

39 year old woman arrested in connection to the death of a 2 year old in Bécancour

Emergency crews were called to an apartment on Cyr Avenue at around 9pm on September 1st on report of a 2 year old in respiratory arrest.

The child was rushed to hospital, and was later pronounced dead. The 39 year old woman who was at the scene with the child was taken to hospital and later arrested.

The woman is scheduled to appear in a Trois-Rivières court on September 5th.

SQ has not released further details.

Update September 6th

Marie-Lou Beauchamp-Filion 39, has been charged with the first degree murder of her child.