Two other individuals were arrested in connection with shots fired at a Marco Pizzi business, in east Montreal, last September, we learned. The Presswhich brings to six the number of suspects apprehended so far in this case.
On the evening of September 4, around 10 p.m., shots fired with a long weapon from a moving vehicle were directed towards a used vehicle business located at the corner of Notre-Dame Street. and Broadway Avenue, in the Pointe-aux-Trembles sector.
The business is linked to Marco Pizzi, an individual whom the police consider to be an important player in the Montreal mafia.
In November, four first suspects, Alexandre Lemonde, 31, Gabriel Michaud-Rémillard, 25, Louis-Alexandre Guérault, 24 and Sébastien Allard, 27, all residents of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, were arrested and charged at the Montreal courthouse for intentionally discharging a firearm.
Thursday morning, investigators from the Projet Est group of the Montreal City Police Service (SPVM) and their colleagues from the narcotics section arrested two other individuals in a home in the Lachine borough.
Benjamyn Paquette, 27, and Mathieu Scott-Dumont, 26, were accused of having, between September 1 and 6, 2023, intentionally discharged a firearm in the direction of a place, without being concerned that he whether or not a person was there, and, between the same dates, to have been in possession of a prohibited firearm.
The two men are also accused of having, between the same dates, used an imitation firearm during the commission of an armed assault, and of having in their possession a loaded prohibited firearm and a knuckle duster on February 8.
Paquette also faces an additional count of possession of firearms and ammunition found on February 8.
The Prosecution opposed their release and their bail hearing was subsequently postponed.
Scott-Dumont has no criminal history while Paquette was sentenced to 34 months in prison for a case of robbery, break and enter and conspiracy dating back to 2018.
Paquette also has a history of assault, assault with a weapon causing injury and failure to comply with conditions.
A real vendetta
According to a count of The Pressthe same business owned by Marco Pizzi was targeted by arson or gunfire on at least three or four occasions in 2023.
In all, businesses, residences or vehicles belonging to Pizzi and some of his relatives were targeted around fifteen times, mainly with molotov cocktails, last year.
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