Salvatore Scoppa shot to death in Laval

Laval Police were called to the Sheraton Hotel on report of a shooting on May 4th, at 10 p.m.

On arrival police and paramedics located Salvatore Scoppa, 49,  suffering from serious injuries. Scoppa was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Scoppa is the brother of alleged Montreal Mafia leader Andrea Scoppa.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Man in his 30’s shot to death in Laval.

Laval police were called to a Condo building on Havre des Îles Avenue in Chomedy, on February 11th where they found a man in his 30’s in the parking lot of suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police have not released the identity of the deceased at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

Cocaine Smuggler Ray Kanho, fatally shot in Laval

Police said a passerby notified athorities after finding Ray Kanho, 42, on the ground suffering from injuries at Edimbourg St. and Potier St on February 13th.

Kanho was rushed to hospital where he died of a head wound on February 14th. No arrests have been made.

Ray Kanho was known to police and served 8 months in jail for his involvement in the 2006 Project Colisée investigation into the Rizzuto organization.

Laval police investigating the death of Sebastien Vena

Laval police were called to  Fusion restaurant on Levesque Blvd. around 8 p.m on September 25th on report of a shooting.

Police and paramedic arrived to find 46-year-old Sebastien Vena, suffering from gunshot wounds. Vena was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

It has been reported that a suspect entered the restaurant, fired at Vena, and fled the scene.

Vena is known to police and had convictions for attempted murder, assault, drug trafficking, and had ties to organized crime.

Man with Mafia ties killed in Laval – Steve Ovadia, shot to death in the Chomedey district

Laval police were called to a strip mall on Samson Blvd. shortly after 8:00pm on report of a shooting on June 27th.

Police arrived to find Steve Ovadia, 45, deceased at the scene. According to police Ovadia was connected to the Montreal Mafia and allegedly ran a network of drug traffickers.

The suspects fled the scene in a four-door vehicle that is either pale grey or pale blue. No arrests have been made at this time.

Christophe Oliviera arrested in relation to the death of a 71-year-old woman

Laval police were called to a duplex, on June 23rd, where they found the victim outside the home with signs of trauma on her body. The 71-year-old female victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police had been searching for Christophe Oliviera since Saturday June 23rd, calling him a very important witness.

Oliviera, 31, located in a residence on 2nd Ave. in the Lac Leon area of Ste-Marcelline-de-Kildare. Police arrested Oliviera on June 28th at 1:00am.

Oliviera and the victim lived together but were not related.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update: Police search for suspect in Laval Nightclub homicide

Laval Police were called to Moomba nightclub on May 18th at 3:15am on report of a fight. Police arrived at the scene to find a 33 year old man covered in blood.

The victim was rushed to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Investigators have yet to determined the cause of death, only saying that the victim was not shot.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Update May 25

Laval police are searching for Mohamad Achraf Maatoug, 26, who they believe is the suspect in the Moomba nightclub murder. Police said Maatough should be considered dangerous and if seen call 9-1-1.

Mohamad Achraf Maatoug, 26,. Photo made available by Laval Police.

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.

Vincenzo Spagnolo dies in Laval shooting

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.”

Update: Ferdinando Belmonte found dead in Laval Suspect arrested in Ontario

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.