The pedestrian death toll is now higher than the homicide rate for 2019, which stands at 17 as of Monday. At least 10 of the homicides reported in 2019 involved firearms, down from the 15 reported in 2018. This map was created by a user. Saskatchewan’s CSI increased by 5.40 per cent in 2019, from 140.59 in 2018 to 148.18 in 2019. Rizzuto was advised of this but said, back in 2002, “I’ll control this f—er” during a phone conversation recorded by police. The Greater Sudbury Police service says the 40-year-old woman is accused of second-degree murder. According to Le Journal de Montréal, the victim was transgender. Murders in 2020 So Far: 22 ( 25 in 2019) Male Victims: 14 Female Victims: 8. Several spent shell casings were found at the crime scene. While the city witnessed a near-record low number of homicides in 2019, two cases in particular stood out because they involved the deaths of four young children — between the ages of two and seven — at the hands of their fathers. Charges against one of the men were stayed on Oct. 30. The next issue of Montreal Gazette Headline News will soon be in your inbox. Limoilou but also Saint-Roch neighborhoods have been completely renovated. The Montreal police have released very little information about this case. The December 2018 List is available here. The case came to an end at the Montreal courthouse on May 28 when Mercier was found unfit to stand trial. The deportation order came as a result of Mahamat’s conviction for aggravated assault. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. Six are believed to have involved a “settling of accounts” related to organized crime groups like the Montreal Mafia or street gangs. There were visible signs of violence where the victim was found, apparently by a roommate. October 2019 Canadian Homicide Statistics. She was granted bail two days after Celian was killed, and her case returns to court in March. Homicide rate by province Note: The rate columns can be sorted in ascending or descending order. The young man was taken to a hospital in critical condition and died days later. No arrests have been made in his homicide case. Simeone’s name was mentioned during the Charbonneau Commission. VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – New data from Statistics Canada shows homicide rates are down across the country, except in Ontario, where they reached a record high. Magi had a reputation for going deep into debt on one project and then leaping to another before his problems were solved. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. Age of Youngest Victim: 1 ... Quebec City, 2020 Homicide Victim List; Orillia OPP identify homicide victim as Derek Simmerson; Archives He was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead a short while later. Before she was killed, a resident of the same building on Faribault Ave. in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve where she lived called 911 to report what sounded like a violent argument. According to a court decision made in this case early in December, Bucchianico was killed while trying to protect his 24-year-old son from a violent attack at the hands of several young people. Canada December Murder Count: 69 Males: 55 Females: 14. The number of homicides has actually declined in recent years. There were 651 homicide victims in the country in 2018, and the numbers were down almost everywhere. Number and rate (per 100,000 population) of homicide victims, Canada and Census Metropolitan Areas, 1981 to 2019. Cases involving six other victims are considered to be solved because investigators are convinced the killers took their own lives afterward. At the time of his death, he had a case pending at the Montreal courthouse for having violated the conditions of a sentence he received as a youth. They found Khellaf and her two young sons dead inside. Number of accused of homicide in Canada, by sex 2000-2019 Number of intimate partner homicides in Canada 2006-2018 Victims of violent crime causing death in … The Greater Sudbury Police service says the 40-year-old woman is accused of second-degree murder. The owner of a construction company, Magi once had the support of now-deceased Mob boss Vito Rizzuto, and knew he was a marked man for years. Dahia Khellaf, 43, and sons Adam, 4, and Askil, 2; Dec. 11. A 49-year-old man has died after being hit in the head with a blunt object during a 20-person brawl in Villeray. WATCH: A survey of Quebec's homeless population shows that homelessness has increased by 12 percent since 2015. The victim was shot just before midnight as he was walking near the intersection of 4th Ave. and Notre-Dame St. in the Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles borough. Canada’s Most Dangerous Places 2019 Published November 5, 2018 Explore Canada’s crime data with our in-depth interactive tool and see how your community ranks. The couple married in France in 2009 before immigrating to Canada; they were reportedly about to separate when Florence Pomares discovered the bodies. In what was apparently a coincidence, Celian was stabbed in an apartment building on Faribault Ave. just three blocks away from the building where Gouin was killed. Brandon Estou Ziaei-Bombia, in his 20s; Dec. 4. Here is a list of the homicides investigated by the Montreal police in 2019. A makeshift memorial was set up on the Pointe-aux-Trembles street where Dahia Khellaf and her two young sons were found dead. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Hugo Pomares, 7, and Élise Pomares, 5, were killed by their father, Jonathan Pomares, who then took his own life. The province’s Violent Crime Severity Index (VCSI) also … Besides homicides, the major crimes unit also investigates bank robberies, child abductions and hostage takings. Declerck had been shot and was still alive; she died hours later in a hospital. 2018 Montreal Homicide Victim List is available here. No one has been arrested in connection with his death. It was revealed that, around 2003, Simeone represented a group that was interested in a parcel of land in N.D.G. The victim was found inside their home on Charlemagne Ave., near Masson St., by a roommate who reported the discovery to police at 7:30 p.m. For his part, Magi knew he was a marked man for years: at least two serious attempts were made on his life and he was constantly accompanied by bodyguards before he was shot on Jan. 24. 03/24/2019 21:11 EDT | Updated 03/25/2019 10:03 EDT Death Of Quebec Couple, Marc And Rita Gagne, In Florida Being Treated As A Homicide: Police Neighbours discovered the pair's bodies. The attempted murder and assault charges were withdrawn and McLaughlin-Thibault is now charged with second-degree murder. Charges have been laid in an Edmonton homicide from 2019 in which a 29-year-old man died of multiple stab wounds. Suspect in Creston double murder found dead in a motel. The preliminary inquiry in Chicoine-Joubert’s case is scheduled to begin in February. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. The row number column on the left sorts separately. Less than a week later, Yssaad killed himself at a hospital in Joliette. “When you’re talking about organized crime hitmen, it requires a lot of resources on a police force. She reportedly had plans to return home before she died. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. Murders By Province or Territory ON 23 AB 13 QC 12 MB 6 BC 6 SK 5NB 3 NS 1 YT 0 PE 0 NU 0 NT 0 NL 0, Murders by Type Beating 3 Shooting 24 Stabbing 6 Other 5 Unknown 30, Murders By City Toronto 13 Montreal 9 Calgary 5 Winnipeg 3 Edmonton 3 Brampton 3 Surrey 2 Mississauga 2 Kingston 2 Grand Rapids 2 Duncan 2 St-Camille-de-Lellis 1 Saskatoon 1 Rothsay 1 Rosemère 1 Regina 1 Red Earth Creek 1 Red Deer 1 RM of Rosedale 1 Prince Albert 2Picadilly 1 Oshawa 1 Langley 1 La Ronge 1 Kitchener 1 Hamilton 1 Halifax 1 Fort McMurray 1 Cochrane 1 Maple Ridge 1Quebec City 1Boyle 1, Victims and links to more information on each homicide: Aburashed, Mahmoud Ahmid, 58, Calgary AB Agtual, Terrence, 28, Toronto ON Alam, Muhammed waqar, 31, Toronto ON Angus, Dwight, 38, Toronto ON Bachelor-Vassell, Yvonne, 61, Toronto ON Bains, Balvinder, 51, Brampton ON Berman, Julie, 51, Toronto ON Bignose, Audery, 49, Fort McMurray AB Billette, Sheena Marie, La Ronge, SK Bogere-Nyigwo, Edi, 24, Maple Ridge BCBrown, Keeshawn, 18, Surrey BC Caissie-Laflamme, Solange, 7, Rothsay NB Cameron, Margaret, 66, Toronto ON Declerck, Astrid, 48, Montreal QC Doe, Jane, 60, Kingston ON Doe, John, Cochrane, AB Doe, John, Edmonton, AB Doe, John, Edmonton, AB Doe, John, Grand Rapids, MB Doe, John, Mississauga, ON Doe, John, Mississauga, ON Doe, John, Montreal, QC Doe, John, Red Earth Creek, AB Doe, John, Surrey, BC Doe, John, Toronto, ON Doe, John, 2, Montreal QC Doe, John, 4, Montreal QC Doe, John, 24, Montreal QC Doe, John, 26, Montreal QC Doe, John, 26, Montreal QC Doe, John, 30, Rosemère QC Doe, John, 31, Montreal QC Doe, John, 32, Grand Rapids MB Doe, John, 40, Calgary AB Dolic, Dalibor, 55, Toronto ON Fortin-Bourque, Joseph-Raphaël, 21, St-Camille-de-Lellis QC Geng, Keem, 20, Calgary AB Henry, Jordan, 17, Brampton ON Hersi Handule, Farah, 23, Calgary AB Highway, Zellall, 19, Prince Albert SK Jal, Achor, 22, Calgary AB Johnson, Dennis, 67, Langley BC Johnson, Jeffrey, 39, Hamilton ON Kanarellis, Christine, 25, Toronto ON Kaur, Sharanjeet, 27, Brampton ON Kelly, Domonic, 26, Toronto ON Khellaf, Dahia, 43, Montreal QC Kraszewski, Michael, 16, Picadilly NB Littlecrow, Winston, 35, Saskatoon SK Lyne, Melissa, 41, Boyle, ABMousseau, Cody, 32, RM of Rosedale MB Pache, Gordon Edward, 37, Winnipeg MB Ramirez, Reynaldo, 57, Winnipeg MB Rezene, Yafiet, 19, Kitchener ON Schamber, Breianna, 25, Edmonton AB Shurie, Francois, Duncan, BC Smith, Jason, 45, Halifax NS Stewart, Jahquar, 20, Oshawa ON Toto, Keenan Scott, 23, Regina SK Urbina, Jeremy, 22, Toronto ON Vandusen, Glen Darrell, 43, Kingston ON Williams, Charles, 69, Red Deer AB Williams, Clinton Phil, 43, Toronto ON Williams, Nellie, Duncan, BC Wood, Douglas, 41, Winnipeg MB Yusuf, Koshin, 26, Toronto ON John Doe, Male, Quebec CityDylan Chretien, Male, Prince AlbertMark Shatford, Male, 42, Shooting, Saint John, NB, 27-year-old from Brooks AB found dead south of Medicine Hat, Provincial Homicide Statistics and Victim Lists, Fortin-Bourque, Joseph-Raphaël, 21, St-Camille-de-Lellis QC, Anees Mohammed identified as the victim of a fatal Richmond shooting, Edmonton Police Homicide Section investigates two suspicious deaths. Please try again. While the 25 homicides reported in 2019 do not mark a record low, the number is still well below the average number of homicides, 30, investigated in Montreal over the previous decade. “We were going after hired hitmen, as simple as that,” said Verreault, who used to be the head of the Montreal police’s organized crime division. Suicide Action Montréal: 514-723-4000; 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553). Limoilou but also Saint-Roch neighborhoods have been completely renovated. Montreal's homicide rate dipped in 2019, but more violent crimes reported The most significant increase was in the number of assaults, which jumped by … Montreal police investigate the scene where Tony Magi was shot in January 2019. We encountered an issue signing you up. Number of accused of homicide in Canada, by sex 2000-2019 Number of intimate partner homicides in Canada 2006-2018 Victims of violent crime causing death in Canada in 2016, by type of offence and age He is charged with first-degree murder as well as the armed assault of another man who was also attacked outside the métro station. The preliminary inquiry stage of the case is scheduled to begin in March. December 26, 2020 Local News. 20, 21 and 22. Simeone, a real estate agent, was shot while he was inside his luxury sports utility vehicle in front of his home on de Roquancourt St. in Côte-des-Neiges. When they arrived, they found Laknit and another man wounded in the lot. They go home (after working a disturbing crime scene), they see their children who are about the same age and hug them tight. The record was set in 2016, when 23 homicides were reported to the police. Pierre, who had been celebrating a baby shower with family members, was shot near the entrance to a restaurant on Parkway Blvd., near the corner of Jarry St. E. in Anjou. Police responding to reports of shots fired at the corner of Pierre St. and Matte Ave. at 9:45 p.m. in the Montreal North borough found three men aged 17, 26 and 42 sprawled on the ground in front of a dépanneur with gunshot wounds to their lower body. “The investigation continues,” Verreault said. February 2 – Diane Gouin, Female. It was part of an agreement through which he was acquitted of two assault charges filed against him in 2018. A Quebec couple was found dead inside their mobile home in Pompano Beach, Fla., on Friday evening and local authorities are treating the case as a double homicide. Saskatoon police declare the sudden death of a 14-year-old in December a homicide. Montreal Population: 1,704,694 (2016 Census) Montreal QC. Pierre was taken to a hospital, where he died later the same day. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Denver Police said Sunday afternoon a woman’s “suspicious” death is under investigation as a homicide. Lavoie was from the Saguenay region, but was living in Montreal when she was killed. - Police in Sudbury, Ont., say they’ve charged a suspect in a December homicide. He was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead. Learn how to create your own. The pedestrian death toll is now higher than the homicide rate for 2019, which stands at 17 as of Monday. 1 dead, 1 injured after brawl erupts in Villeray. The young man was declared dead at the park. Montreal homicides of 2019: a near-record low, but a tough year for police. It follows you. Police reported that two suspects were seen fleeing the crime scene after the man was stabbed, but no arrests have been made. The number of homicides has actually declined in recent years. Montreal's 23rd homicide of 2019 discovered in Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie. Verreault said the two investigations were priorities because some of the organized crime hits put the lives of innocent people in danger. Presta was charged in connection with one of the four homicides Silva is alleged to have carried out, the shooting death in December 2018 of Sébastien Beauchamp, a former member of a Hells Angels support club. Canada October Murder Count: 55 Males: 39 Females: 15 . He reportedly had ties to a Montreal street gang, but it appears he had no criminal record. There were 44 shootings, 16 stabbings, and 18 other violent incidents. The case prompted Quebec to strike a committee to study domestic homicide. Local News. Maxime Chicoine-Joubert, 25, of Montreal was arrested several days after Bendwell was stabbed. Click here for the 2020 Homicide Victim List. Six investigators, along with a member of the SQ, are dedicated to investigating cold cases — unsolved homicides from years past where the trail for suspects went cold. But we are working hard in that sense.”, 14 and 15. Declerck was taken to a hospital, but died hours later. Mafia-tied developer Tony Magi dead after shooting in N.D.G. It’s a puzzle and it takes time to build it. Tony Magi leaves the Palais de Justice in Montreal in 2010. While Verreault is quick to note that Simeone is a victim, he also said his investigators are certain Simeone’s death involves organized crime. Learn how to create your own. Social Sharing In 2016 and 2017, he was evicted twice from Montreal apartments for failing to pay rent. ... Quebec: 2.6 2 1.1 0.9 Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. Montreal Mob boss Vito Rizzuto was cautioned about going into business with Magi, the owner of a construction firm that specialized in building condominiums. Click the arrows in the second row to do so. The place as changed a lot in 10 years. January 6, 2021 Prince George, BC – At approximately 1:45 a.m. on January 1, 2021, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a homicide that occurred in a residence on the 2800 block of 15th Avenue in […] In nine cases, charges were filed against a suspect. Investigators believe Saib was killed as the result of a conflict between the two men. McLaughlin-Thibault was originally charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and simple assault, but all that changed when Belle-isle died a short while later. In one case, called Project Préméditer, two major crimes investigators were loaned to the SQ for a year. Police believe Declerck’s husband shot her and then took his own life. Murders in 2019 So Far: 25 (32 in 2018) Male Victims: 19 Female victims: 6. On Dec. 4, Nabil Yssaad, 46, appeared at the Montreal courthouse and agreed to sign a peace bond that called on him to stay away from Khellaf, his wife. Lavoie pleaded guilty to being an accessory to the same assault but, instead of the prison term Mahamat received, she was only sentenced to probation. “A homicide tied to organized crime takes time. The major crimes squad is composed of 31 investigators and four supervising lieutenant-detectives. Shembo’s case returns to court in March. He was reportedly stabbed in the back as he tried to walk away from an argument that broke out between two groups of people. I don’t know anymore.” Scoppa was shot in front of a workout gym he frequented in Pierrefonds. - Police in Sudbury, Ont., say they’ve charged a suspect in a December homicide. The case returns to court on Jan. 23. Grisly slaying of two Montreal children stuns, saddens community, 'All seemed normal' at home where mother, two boys found dead, Montreal couple who died in apparent murder-suicide had just filed for separation, Stabbing victim becomes city's 25th homicide after downtown attack, tap here to see other videos from our team, the deaths of Hugo, 7, and Élise Pomares, 5, the deaths of Adam, 4, and Askil Yssaad, 2, Montreal Mafia leaders Rocco Sollecito and Lorenzo Giordano. Astrid Declerck was shot in her home in the Haddon Hall complex on Sherbrooke St. W. on Christmas morning. Three other people were injured in the shooting, including a man and a woman in their 30s who were seriously injured. We had a … 70, Stabbing 3 – Philip Lloyd Celian, Male, 24 4 – Azzedine Laknit, Male, 50 6th Floor, MacKinnon Building University of Guelph 50 Stone Road East Guelph Ontario N1G 2W1. They had an effect on the general public as well.”. By Annabelle Olivier Global News. But Rizzuto possibly ended up losing his eldest son Nick Jr. as a result of the relationship. In 2014, he pleaded guilty to armed robbery and was sentenced to serve his prison term over the course of 45 weekends. Sonia on Oct 15, 2019: I live in Québec city specifically Limoilou and it's a really safe place. His case will enter the preliminary inquiry stage in March. that Vito Rizzuto and Antonio Magi also made a bid on. No one has been arrested in this case, and police are still trying to establish a possible motive. He had been ordered to live there while he awaited deportation to Chad, where he was born, after having been ordered to be removed from Canada on July 12, 2018. Police received a 911 call at around 2:30 a.m. reporting that a person had been stabbed on Ste-Catherine St. W., near Guy St. Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. No arrests have been made in this case. Rizzuto appeared to have little to lose in his partnership with Magi, because all the Montreal Mafia leader was doing was using his reputation to connect Magi with new financial backers so he could build a luxury condo building on the waterfront near Old Montreal. 6th Floor, MacKinnon Building University of Guelph 50 Stone Road East Guelph Ontario N1G 2W1. December 2019 Canadian Homicide List. ... Quebec City 1 Boyle 1. Within hours of the shooting, Pungu Shembo, 19, of Montreal was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. His body was found that morning lying in front of a building that was under construction on St-Jacques St. near Beaconsfield Ave. GATINEAU, Que. Verreault said 2019 was also marked by two successful investigations in which some of his investigators teamed up with the Sûreté du Québec, leading to arrests of suspects in several homicides carried out in and around Montreal. He said at one point: “Everybody’s crap. Investigators believe Yssaad killed his wife and sons before he took his own life. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. We all have children, and when we see a drama that involves children we are left to ask, ‘Why?’ It is difficult to understand why someone would go to the extreme of killing their own children,” Verreault said. in Pointe-aux-Trembles where the assault occurred. Just days before Declerck was killed, Verreault said he was concerned that the two previous cases involving murder-suicides might influence other people to carry out similar acts. Fifteen of the 25 homicides are considered to be solved. Sabrina Rose Dufour, now 27, was arrested and charged with manslaughter in Celian’s death. According to court records, Saib resided in an apartment near the scene. The father was pushed to the ground and attacked by more than a few of the people in the group. Homicide Investigation Underway in Prince George, B.C. In both cases, investigators continue to work based on the theory that the victims’ lives were cut short by men unwilling to see their families separated. This map was created by a user. We had a … The past year was a difficult one for the Montreal police major crimes squad. Verreault was interviewed for this article days before Christmas and was understandably reluctant to discuss how, at the time, the city was close to witnessing a record low number of homicides reported during a year. No arrests have been made. By Annabelle Olivier Global News. Court records revealed that the couple, who were originally from France, had filed for a separation in September. Montreal police investigate 2nd homicide of 2019. SUDBURY, Ont. The following morning, Montreal police officers showed up at the home in Pointe-aux-Trembles where Khellaf and her two children lived, to inform her of Yssaad’s death. Scoppa was the leader of a cell that operated within the Montreal Mafia, even though he sometimes found himself in conflict with the Rizzuto organization. Read more about cookies here. That includes the deaths of Antonio (Tony) Magi, the owner of a construction company who once had the support of now-deceased Mob boss Vito Rizzuto; Andrea Scoppa, an influential Mafia leader who sometimes gave the Rizzuto organization headaches; and Mario Simeone, a Côte-des-Neiges real estate agent who did not have a criminal record but was well known to organized crime investigators for having ties to the Montreal Mafia. According to the Montreal police, Estou Ziaei-Bombia was with a group of people inside a hotel room when someone opened fire and killed him. When no one came to the door, they entered the home. Toronto recorded 78 homicides in 2019. 10. Age of Youngest Victim: 1 ... Quebec City, 2020 Homicide Victim List; Orillia OPP identify homicide victim as Derek Simmerson; Archives Laval man's death in Ste-Sophie was a homicide, Sûreté du Québec says. A fight then broke out at the intersection of Bélanger and Louis-Hémon Sts. Man slain in Pierrefonds was Mafia-linked Andrea Scoppa: police source. In 2014, while police had a wiretap set up at the offices of lawyer Loris Cavaliere as part of an investigation called Project Magot, Scoppa was recorded as he complained about how the Rizzuto organization was being run following Vito Rizzuto’s death. Florence Pomares came home from work at 9 p.m. and found her two young children had been killed by her 40-year-old husband, Jonathan Pomares, before he took his own life. They found the victim lying on the ground and badly injured. October 2019 Canadian Homicide Statistics. Two cases in particular stood out because they involved the deaths of four young children — between the ages of two and seven — at the hands of their fathers. — The Transportation Safety Board says a U.S. plane that veered way off course and crashed in Senneterre, Que., in July 2019 was the result of poor weather leaving the pilot . Article content continued. Silva is currently charged in connection with four homicides, including three that took place in Montreal, and is still being investigated as a possible suspect in other gangland murders. January 1 – Vanessa Primeau, Female, 23, Other. January 1 – Tony Magi, Male, Shooting. “They are cases that are very emotional for our investigators,” Commander Paul Verreault, the head of the major crimes squad, said during an interview at the unit’s new offices on Sherbrooke St. E. “Our investigators have children too. The four victims were shot in a drive-by shooting; Verreault said investigators are trying to determine who was actually targeted. The group originally confronted Johnny Hachey Bucchianico because they wanted to steal a dog cage from him. Charges laid in Gatineau's 1st homicide of 2019 A 33-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Ottawa man in Gatineau last month. The October 2018 Homicide List is available here. Belle-isle was assaulted with a blunt instrument, and Jérémie McLaughlin-Thibault, 35, a Montreal resident with a lengthy criminal record, was arrested. So our investigators work hard to close all the doors possible, in the sense that they seek all the possible circumstances and the history involved (in the murder-suicides). According to court records, the couple had filed for a separation in September. The son called his father, reported what was happening and Giovanni Bucchianico arrived at the scene quickly. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Police responding to a 911 call Christmas morning found Declerck, who had been shot, in critical condition inside her home in the Haddon Hall complex on Sherbrooke St. W. They also found the body of her spouse, 60-year-old Yvan Almodovar. She was stabbed in a home in Ahuntsic where her boyfriend Ali Mahadi Mahamat, now 27, was residing with his mother. Limoilou in particular is now really family friendly. Four of the men arrested — Noah Pepin, 19; Marco Savoie, 20; Tanvirul Haque, 20 (all of Montreal), and Matthew Morin Pereira, 22, of Anjou — remain charged with second-degree murder. Police believe Almodovar shot Declerck and then took his own life. “They don’t affect just our investigators. The victim was shot in a hotel on de Maisonneuve Blvd., near the intersection of Lambert-Closse St. According to Le Journal de Montréal, two of the couple’s children, both in their teens, were home when their mother was killed. Police investigate the death of a 7-year-old girl in Laval. Verreault said investigators are looking into “several avenues,” but no arrests have been made yet. The place as changed a lot in 10 years. Canada October Murder Count: 55 Males: 39 Females: 15 . His case returns to court in January. “It had an impact on our investigators. While the 25 homicides reported in 2019 do not mark a record low, the number is still well below the average number of homicides, 30, investigated in Montreal over the previous decade. Just before 7 a.m. on the day Laknit died, police received a report that a person had been attacked and stabbed in the parking lot of the Décarie Square shopping centre, near the corner of Vézina St. and Coolbrook Ave.