As part of the CENTAURE strategy, the Crimes Against the Person Service and the Organized Homicide Squad are asking the public for help in finding information in connection with the investigation of four murders committed in Laval, Longueuil and Kanesatake in 2020 and 2021. Citizens are therefore invited to travel today to the places indicated below if they have any information related to the cases described. Command posts will be in place.

Date of:

Time :

Location :

Thursday, March 17, 2022

From 7:00 am

The Rhone is located at 164 Boulevard Laurentide, LavalQC, H7G 4P6.

At the junction of route 344 and Rang de l’Annunción in Good

Super C, located at 2901 Chambly Road, LongueuilKK, J4L 1M7.

Command post located at Laval looking for information about the following events:

  • The murder of Sasha Nelson Cesar that happened 1uh December 2020, when two suspects opened fire in his direction, mortally wounding him at the exit of his house on rue de la Fabrique in Laval. The victim was connected to organized crime and was known to be a drug dealer.
  • Nitchell LaPe’s murder took place on August 17, 2021. The Laval police were called because of gunshots heard near the intersection of rue Touranjo and Saint-Luc. At the scene, the police found the victim on the ground, hit by a bullet from a firearm. Some of the information gathered so far suggests that the victim was connected to street gangs.

Surveillance video footage shows the vehicle as well as individuals of interest in this investigation, and the Sûreté du Québec is attempting to identify them. You can find the video in the following links:

Command post located at Good looking for information about the following event:

  • The Murder of Arsene Mompoint, which happened 1uh July 2021 Police were called in due to a shooting on rue Saint-Michel in Kanesatake. The suspect, a black man wearing a headband that partially obscures his face, got out of his gray SUV to shoot the victim before driving down Rue Saint-Michel towards the village of Oka. The victim was a well-known figure in Montreal organized crime.

Command post located at Longueuil looking for information about the following event:

  • The assassination of Joas Jean-Baptiste, which took place on August 5, 2021. The police were called to shoot at Rue Truteau in Longueuil. At the scene, they found the victim with injuries consistent with the murder. The suspects fled the scene. A few months earlier, the victim had been involved in violent acts.

The mandate of the CENTAURE strategy is to ensure continued pressure on organized crime and thus to actively combat firearms trafficking in Quebec. CENTAURE allows the Sûreté du Québec, as well as all partner police forces, to maximize their efforts at the national, regional and local levels to combat the supply, importation, distribution and illegal possession of firearms.

Any information related to the possession, circulation, or use of firearms may be reported to the CENTAURE information line at 1-833-888-ARME (2763).

Please remember that people who have witnessed or have information related to these files are invited to report to the mobile command post corresponding to the targeted investigation today to meet with the responsible investigators. It should also be noted that any information can be sent to the Sûreté du Québec Crime Information Center at 1 800 659-4264.


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