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
Quebec City police found the body of 22-year-old Marylène Levesque, in a hotel room in the City’s Sainte-Foy neighborhood on January 22nd.
Eustachio Gallese, 51, turned himself in on January 22nd, telling police where to find the body of Levesque an alleged sex worker (according to reports). Gallese was on parole for the 2006 murder of his partner, Chantale Deschenes. Police said Gallese has been charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of Marylène Levesque.
Update: Eustachio Gallese, 51, has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Marylène Lévesque. Gallese was initially charged with second-degree murder, that charge was upgraded to first-degree murder on February 24th.
Levesque’s death is the first homicide in Quebec City in 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Montreal police were called to Theodore Park near Hochelaga Ave on August 9th at approximately 1:00am on report of an altercation.
Const. Manuel Couture said police arrived and located 20-year-old Nassaim Saib bleeding heavily. Despite life-saving efforts from police and paramedics, Saib died at the scene from his injuries.
Police said all parties involved in the altercation fled the scene before police arrived. Police quickly arrested Pungu Shembo, 19, and charged him with second-degree murder.
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.
Granby Police Service responded to report of a shooting at a single-family home on Foch Street at approximately 11:00 am on Sunday, August 4th.
Police and paramedics arrived to find Steve Marquis, 51, suffering from serious injuries. Marquis was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Police said they have arrested a 69-year-old suspect, however, the charges were not specified.
Sûreté du Québec were called to a home on Saint-Adolphe Street, in Baie-Saint-Paul, on August 3rd at approximately 2:00pm after Violaine Gagnon didn’t show up for work.
Police arrived to find Violaine Gagnon, 59, deceased in a suspicious manner, however, cause of death has not been released. Later that day the SQ arrested the victim’s 29-year-old son in Quebec City, he is expected in court on August 5th. Police have not released what charge the suspect is facing.