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 man 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 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.

10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 And Full Year 2018 Projections, Updated December 10th, 2018

Toronto is still ahead with the highest homicide rate per capita of the ten major cities. Edmonton is now in second.

Brampton, Montreal and Toronto projected homicides are up over 2017 totals.

Click on the city for a listing of that city’s homicides.

City Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 92 97.6 3.6 63
Montreal 1704694 29 30.8 1.8 24
Calgary 1239220 15 15.9 1.3 28
Ottawa 934243 16 17.0 1.8 14
Edmonton 932546 27 28.6 3.1 42
Mississauga 721599 9 9.5 1.3 9
Winnipeg 705224 18 19.1 2.7 21
Vancouver 631486 14 14.9 2.4 17
Brampton 593638 13 13.8 2.3 6
Hamilton 536917 9 9.5 1.8 10

3 men who made a citizens’ arrest could be facing murder charges in Montreal’s 29th homicide.

Montreal police received a call regarding a fight on Nicolet St. near Ontario Street, on November 27th. It has been reported that three men, ages 37, 48 and 78, ran after a 34-year-old man after he allegedly robbed an East End depanneur and fled down an alleyway.

Police arrived to find the 34-year-old man unconscious on the ground. He was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police have not released the exact cause of death but said they do not believe a weapon was involved. Police have deemed the death of the alleged thief a homicide.

Police said the three men could now face charges of second degree murder.

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


Body found in torched car deemed a homicide by Montreal police

Montreal police said a car was found burning on Halpern Street on the Highway 40 service road around 2:30 a.m on November 23rd.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze, only to find a deceased victim in the vehicle. Police have not released whether the body is male or female, but have categorized the death as the city’s 28th homicide of 2018.

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