Tag Archives: Quebec

Update suspect arrested in Niagara – Marchi-Karzazi Ader shot to death in Brossard

Police were called home on Ponsard Ave in Brossard on May 7th on report of a shooting. Marchi-Karzazi Ader 28 was found suffering from a gunshot wound in the backyard and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are searching for Akiem-Jamell Heath of Brossard in relation to the homicide of Ader. Heath is described as 6’1″, 175 lb, dark skin, short black hair, brown eyes, and a van dyke beard.

Heath should not be approached, anyone who may come is contact with him is asked to call 9-1-1 or police at 1-800-659-4264

Update May 22nd
Akiem Heath 30 was arrested by Niagara Falls police without incident on Friday May 19th at a Niagara Falls Motel. Heath has been turned over to Quebec police and is facing a charge of second degree murder.

An investigation is underway after a man dies while in police custody

On April 28th Kativik Regional Police Force arrested a 24 year old man in Puvirnituq. The man was taken to the police station in community of Puvirnituq and placed into a cell.

Police noticed the man wasn’t breathing at approximately 5:30 pm. The man was taken to a medical station where he was pronounced dead.

The Quebec’s bureau of independent investigations (BEI) has taken over the investigation.


Update: Man confesses to double homicide in Notre Dame-Du-Laus

Sûreté du Québec said, a 60 year old man came into the Police HQ in Gatineau  and turned himself into police at around 2:40pm for killing two women.

The man told police he killed two people, and gave them the address 872 De Val Ombreuse in Notre-Dame-du-Laus. Police said the suspuct knew the victims, however police are not releasing the names or ages until next of kin is notified.

More to come…

Update April 13

The accused has been identified as David Lepage 60, and the victims have been identified as the man’s common law partner, Priscilla Lee Bond, 33, and their daughter, Gabrielle Lepage, 15.


51 year old Sylvain Duquette charged with triple homicide in Shawinigan

Sylvain Duquette 51,  is facing 3 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in connection to the slaying of three women and attempted murder of his father. The attacks started in the evening on Wednesday April 5th.

Police say Duquette entered the home of his sister in-law, Denise Hallé 61, on Lac-Marchand St. in Saint-Gerard-des-Laurentides. Duquette shot and killed Hallé along with her cousin Jocelyne Lauzon Toupin, 56 who had been visiting from Ontario with her three year old grandson, who was unharmed.

Police said the Duquette then went to the home of his parents on Ernest-Blais St. There he strangled and beat his step mother, Jocelyne Pellerin, 70,  to death. Claude Duquette, 80, the father of the accused was attacked but managed to escape and flee to a neighbor for help.

Duquette was arrested at a gas station just after midnight on April 6th. The charges Duquette is facing include three charges of first degree murder, one attempted murder, and a charge of unlawful imprisonment and arson.

18 year old Daphné Boudreault murdered by her ex-boyfriend

Daphne Boudreault 18, was pronounced dead in hospital on March 22nd after being found with wounds allegedly inflicted by her ex-boyfriend Anthony Pratte-Lops 22.

It has been reported that Boudreault was accompanied by a police officer and her Step Mother to her apartment that she shared with the accused to pick up her belongings on March 22.

It is believed that Boudreault entered the unit alone, and was attacked as soon as she entered.

Police have confirmed Boudreault died of stab wounds.

Anthony Pratte-Lops has been arrested and charged with first degree murder. He will remain in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on April 19.

Kellen Seow killed in what police say appears to be a drug related homicide

Laval police responded to a call at 11:30 a.m on March 21st about a body at the side of the highway, between Highways 440 and 640. Police arrived to find a man who was later identified as Kellen Seow 34, dead.

According to reports, Seow had been reported abducted from a restaurant just north of Montreal earlier that day.

Police could not say if Seow was already dead when his body was dumped.

Sgt. Joyce Kemp says Kellen Seow  34, was killed in what appears to be a drug-related homicide.

Suspected Gangster Nicola Di Marco found dead

The body of Nicola Di Marco 47, was found on March 18th at around 8:30am by a passerby in Montreal’s Anjou borough.

Di Marco was known to police is suspected of having ties to the Montreal Mafia.

The cause of death has not been released however the signs of violence on the body lead police to investigate Di Marco’s death as a homicide.

The death of Di Marco is the 5th homicide in Montreal this year. The Montreal Homicide Victims List is available here.

Update: Woman found dead in Montreal Health Centre

Montreal police are investigating the 4th homicide of 2017 after a woman in her 60’s was found dead at a health and social services centre on Dufresne Street.

Police received the 911 call at 1:30 pm on February 20th reporting a woman in medical distress.  Despite life saving efforts the woman was pronounced dead at the Centre d’Hébergement Emilie-Gamelin.

Police have arrested a 55 year old man at the scene.

Update February 22
Police have confirmed the suspect Michel Cadotte, is the spouse of the victim, Jocelyne Lizotte who suffered from Alzheimer’s.

The Montreal 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update: Six dead and eight wounded in Quebec City mosque shooting

Six people are dead, five of the wounded remain in critical condition in hospital after a Quebec city Mosque shooting. Police were called to the mosque at around 8pm on January 29th on report of a shooting.

There were men, Women and children at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec for evening prayer when the shooting took place. The shooter opened fire on the people who were praying. The victims ranged in ages from 39-60.

Police have arrested two suspects, but have not released their names, or motive on the attack.  The first suspect was arrested at the scene, police said the second suspect called 911 himself and said he was armed and would cooperate.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  called the tragedy a “terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge”.

Update January 30th

Police have now said only one of the two men is is considered a suspect and the second person is considered a witness. Alexandre Bissonnette 27 has been identified as the sole gunman.

Bissonnette is facing 11 charges including six counts of first degree murder and five counts of attempted murder using a restricted firearm.

Update February 2
The victims names have been released.

  • Azzedine Soufiane, 57, father of three and owner of a halal grocery store.
  • Mamadou Tanou  Barry, 42, father of two and worked in information technology.
  • Khaled Belkacemi, 60, father and professor at Laval University.
  • Aboubaker Thabti, 44, father of two, worked at a pharmacy.
  • Ibrahima Barry, 39, father of four, worked at Quebec’s Revenue Ministry.
  • Abdelkrim Hassane, 41, father of three, worked as a  programming analyst for the Quebec government.