June 30, 2014 4:32 pm
Updated: June 30, 2014 4:44 pm

Man charged in stabbing death in downtown Montreal apartment

Police are investigating after a car crash has left one pedestrian dead and another fighting for her life.

Global News

MONTREAL – François Désir has been charged with second-degree murder Monday in relation to a stabbing death in the Ville-Marie borough.

A 52-year-old man was killed after a fight broke out Saturday night in an apartment building in downtown Montreal.

The incident happened around 9:50 p.m. in an apartment on Malo avenue near Papineau avenue at the approach of the Jacques-Cartier bridge.

The victim was stabbed in the upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 46-year-old suspect, who is known to police, was arrested shortly after.

This was Montreal’s 16th homicide of the year, three more than this time last year.

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