Montreal police are asking for the public’s help in connection with the city’s 20th homicide in 2021.
The events date back to the night of September 12, when the suspects broke into an apartment in Montreal’s LaSalle district.
In a press release, police said that during the robbery, a 75-year-old man was assaulted.
Police confirmed that he died in hospital from his injuries on Friday.
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Before fleeing the scene, the suspects smashed the patio door as well as various objects inside the home.
Police said they have reason to believe the victim was not the intended target.
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The news of the 20th homicide in the city comes shortly after two arrests made in connection with the 19th homicide of the year.
Montreal police said it happened at a residence in Lachine around Sept. 6.
However, officers were only alerted to the incident four days later, on September 10, when they received a call from a person claiming that his friend had been kidnapped and witnessed the assault by a 27-year-old man.
That information led officers to a home in Lachine, where they discovered the 27-year-old man’s body.
The tenant, Véronique Manceaux, was arrested that same day on initial charges of aggravated battery and forced confinement.
On September 15, she was formally charged with first degree murder and indignity against a body.
Police say the other defendant, a minor, was arrested on September 15. He appeared in juvenile court on Thursday and was also charged with first-degree murder and committing an indignity against a body.
Anyone with information related to either homicide should call the anonymous and confidential crime information line at 514-393-1133.
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