Murders in 2020 So Far: 3
Male Victims: 3
1 – Ryan Benchouk, Male, 15, Stabbing
2 – John Doe, Male, 17, Shooting
3 – John Doe, Male, 39, Shooting
Laval police responded to a report of an altercation at a residence on De la Concorde St. East at approximately 11:10pm on August 10th. Police arrived to find a man in his 20’s unconscious on the street near Lesage Blvd.
The victim, whose name has not been released, died at the scene from stab wounds. No arrests have been made at this time, however, police said that dozens of people were at the scene.
Police are urging anyone with information to contact them at 450-662-4636.
Laval police responded to a report of a deceased person in an apartment on Robin Boulevard in the Pont-Viau district on July 25th at approximately 1:30 am.
Police arrived to find a 53-year-old man who appeared to have been stabbed to death. A 26-year-old woman was arrested near the scene, however, no charges have been laid at this time.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.