Police have arrested two men in connection with a fatal shooting at the Town of Rockland shopping center in Montreal’s island suburb of Mont Royal (TMR) in late August.
Maxime Lenoir, 44, died in the Aug. 23 shooting in the center’s parking lot and was one of two daylight shootings that day.
Both men are facing first-degree murder charges after fleeing the province, Montreal police said in a news release Thursday.
A 33-year-old man, believed to be the shooter, was arrested in Vancouver by Montreal police with assistance from local authorities, the release said.
Another 27-year-old man, who police believe helped the shooter escape by car, was arrested in Ottawa.
Police found the car abandoned the next day in TMR near the intersection of Kenora Road and Franklin Avenue, after a 911 call.
Radio-Canada previously reported that police were aware of the victim’s links to organized crime. Montreal police said the two men arrested were also linked to organized crime.
Police said they were still investigating another shooting that day on St-Denis Street.