Ex MMA fighter Eduardo Larenas charged with second-degree murder after a Laval home invasion call leads to the discovery of a body

The 2022 Laval Homicide Victim List is available here

Laval police responded to a 911 report of a home invasion on May 24th at 1:55 a.m. According to reports, Eduardo Larenas, 42, and Gladys Rosana Lopez, 50 told police they had just been robbed at their residence on Place du Cormoran, in the Ste-Rose district, and had taken refuge at a family member’s home.

Police arrived to find a 17-year-old male deceased inside the home.  Sûreté du Québec has taken over the investigation, and Laval police believe the homicide is tied to organized crime.

As a result of the investigation, Eduardo Larenas, 41, was charged with second-degree murder on May 25th and Gladys Rosana Lopez, 50, was charged with being an accomplice after the fact.

Eduardo Larenas

Man in his 20’s stabbed to death in Laval

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.

A 53-year-old man stabbed to death in a Laval apartment

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.

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.