Tag Archives: Laval

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.

Rocco Sollecito shot to death in brazen daytime attack

Rocco Sollecito 67, was shot to death in his car at around 8:30 am on May 28th a few hundred meters from police headquarters in Laval. Sollecito was found by police suffering from gunshot wounds, and was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.

Rocco Sollecito, was said to be a leading figure in the notorious Rizzuto crime family. Police believe this to be internal and there is no danger to to public.


Lorenzo Giordano gunned down 2 months after prison release

Lorenzo Giordano 52, a member of the Rizzuto crime family shot and killed in a Laval parking lot of Carrefour Multisports on  March 1st.

Giordano had only been released from prison two months ago and was living in a halfway house.  Giordano was refereed to as the underboss in the Rizutto crime family.

Giordano was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

No suspects have been named, and the homicide remains under investigation.

16 year old boy stabbed to death

A 16 year old boy was stabbed to death October 15th at a Shell gas station in Laval.

Police officers and ambulances responded to a call of a large fight. On  arrival they found a 16-year-old boy with multiple stab wounds to his torso. The boy was transferred to hospital where he later passed away.

No suspects have been named at this time.