February 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Updated: February 23, 2019 6:20 pm

Montreal police SWAT officers arrest man on Quebec’s most wanted list

Shooting in NDG left a 28-year-old man dead in city's 10th homicide of the year. Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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Montreal police‘s SWAT team has arrested a man on Quebec’s most wanted list Saturday morning.

Frédérick Silva, 38, was arrested at 1 a.m. in connection with two murders and an attempted murder.

According to Montreal police spokesperson André Durocher, the arrest was a result of a major investigation involving the SPVM’s major crimes and organized crimes units, the RCMP and the Sûreté du Québec.

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“Given the individual’s past and the reasons for which he was wanted, of course we had no chances to take; that’s why our SWAT team was involved. But during his arrest, Mr. Silva offered no resistance,” Durocher explained.

Silva is the main suspect in the murder of a man in the parking lot of a Notre-Dame-de-Grâce strip club in 2017.

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According to police, shots were fired following an altercation between two groups inside the club.

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The suspect then allegedly drove off in a sport utility vehicle with three other passengers on board.

 

Frederick Silva is wanted in connection with the 10th homicide of 2017 in Montreal. He is the subject of a Canada-wide arrest warrant. Saturday, June 3, 2017.

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Silva also faces charges for an attempted murder in a restaurant in the Terrebonne community of Lachenaie in 2017 and another murder in Laval in the fall of 2018.

The 38-year-old has been actively sought by police since the incidents and was the subject of three Canada-wide arrest warrants.

Silva appeared in court via video conference. The case will be heard on Feb. 27.

—With files from Global’s Annabelle Olivier

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