Mother and her two children found murdered in Montreal

It has been reported that Montreal police discovered the bodies of Dahia Khellaf and her two sons ages 2 & 4, on December 11th when police visited their home in the Montreal neighbourhood of Pointe-aux-Trembles to inform Khellaf that her estranged husband was found deceased.

Khellaf’s husband Nabil Yssaad, 46, and the boys’ father killed himself in Joliette, Quebec on December 10th. Reports said he jumped from the sixth floor of a hospital, where he had gone to the saying he had suicidal thoughts.

The 2019 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here.

Montreal Homicide #18 – Man dies following shooting at a Montreal Hotel

Montreal police responded to report of a shooting at a hotel on de Maisonneuve Boulevard and Lambert Closse Street in Montreal’s Shaughnessy Village on December 4th at approximately 3:30am.

It has been reported that the 26-year-old male victim was shot in the upper body in a hotel room. He was rushed to hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

Montreal police spokesperson Raphaël Bergeron said “Witnesses, the other people in the room, aren’t collaborating with police.” Investigators believe the suspect is between 25 and 30 years old and may have fled on foot.

The 2019 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here.

Montreal Homicide #17 – Anjou shooting leaves one dead and 3 wounded

Montreal police were called to a reception hall on Jarry St. near Ray Lawson Blvd on the report of a shooting just after midnight on December 1st. 

Police and paramedics arrived to find 4 injured people. The victims were rushed to hospital where one 31-year-old man died of his injuries. A 32-year-old male and 31-year-old female, both of whom suffered serious injuries are both in stable condition. The fourth victim a 25-year-old man was treated and released from hospital.

The victim has been identified as Patrick Raphaël Pierre, 31.

The 2019 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here.

Montreal police investigating the city’s 16th homicide of the year

Emergency crews responded to a report of an unconscious person on Lapierre Avenue near Pascal Street in Montreal-north on October 25th.

The victim, a 23-year-old man, has not been identified, and the investigation into his death is ongoing. Police said the victim was found after three men were shot at near Matte Avenue and Pierre street in Montreal north the same night. The three men sustained non-lifethreatening injuries.

Police said the two incidents are related but did not offer any other information.

The 2019 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here.

Andrew Scoppa fatally shot in Pierrefonds

Andrew Scoppa was found shot in front of a store at 4744 Saint-Jean Boulevard, on October 21st. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Scoppa has been described by police in the past as the leader of a Calabrian clan that was part of the Montreal Mafia, and brother of Salvatore Scoppa, who was killed in a Sheraton Hotel earlier this year.

The major crimes squad is investigating and police will examine surveillance footage from the area. No suspects have yet been arrested in this case.

The 2019 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here.

Montreal Police investigating the city’s 12th homicide of 2019

Montreal police were called to an apartment Bédard Street near Dollard Avenue on September 16th at approximately 8:30 am on a report of a shooting.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 26-year-old Osvaldo Pineda Melgar suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Paramedics confirmed the victim deceased at 8:40am.

According to witnesses, several suspects were seen fleeing the scene. No arrests have been made at this time.

18-year-old Victim of a deadly stabbing in Montreal

Montreal police responded to report of an altercation near De Maisonneuve Blvd. and St. Laurent Blvd on July 28th at approximately 11:40 pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find an 18-year-old unresponsive and suffering from severe injuries. The victim Simon Olivier Bendwell, 18, was rushed to hospital where he died of a stab wound overnight.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Montreal Homicide #7 – Charges laid in Pointe-aux-Trembles murder of Vicky Belle-Isle.

Montreal police were called to an apartment on Boulevard Saint-Jean-Baptiste, in the district of Pointe-aux-Trembles on June 28th. On arrival police located a woman suffering from injuries to her head and legs.

The victim, Vicky Belle-Isle, 32, was rushed to hospital but died of her injuries in the following hours.

Jérémie McLaughlin-Thibault, 35, fled the scene but was caught by police on the surrounding streets, and charged with second-degree murder. Jérémie McLaughlin-Thibault, resides in the same building as Belle-Isle, however, the nature of their relationship is unknown.

The 2019 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here.

Azzedine Laknit stabbed to death in Montreal’s 4th homicide of 2019

Montreal police were called to the area of Vezina St. and Coolbrook Ave., in Cote Saint-Luc on report of a stabbing on February 20th at approximately 6:45am.

Police arrived to find a 35-year-old man, and a 50-year-old man suffering from injuries wounds. Both men were rushed to hospital where 50-year-old Azzedine Laknit died of his injuries.

35-year-old Kamel Chebbout injuries were not life threatening and he was later charged with second-degree murder.

Police believe the two men have stabbed each other, and they are unsure if anyone else was involved in the incident.

The 2019 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here.

Two Men Dead in St. Leonard Shooting; 31st and 32nd Montreal Homicides

Two men were shot Monday in the Montreal borough of St. Leonard close to noon. A 38 year old male victim died at the scene; a 41 year old male died later in hospital.

The shooting took place in an apartment building on Jean-Talon Boulevard East. Suspects fled in an unknown direction. No arrests as yet have been made.

The homicides were the 31st and 32nd for Montreal in 2018; in all of 2017 there were only 24 homicides.

This year’s Montreal homicide victim list can be viewed here.