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Montreal police make arrest in connection with fatal shooting Thursday in Villeray

Montreal police investigate after a shooting in Villeray on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. A 23-year-old man has since been arrested.
Montreal police investigate after a shooting in Villeray on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. A 23-year-old man has since been arrested. Courtesy TVA

Police say they have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting Thursday morning in Montreal’s Villeray neighbourhood.

The shooting occurred around 8:20 a.m. on Fabre Street between Tillemont and Villeray streets.

Read more: Fatal shooting in Villeray prompts investigation by Montreal police

A 49-year-old man died of his injuries after he was shot at least once in the upper body.

Police said the man’s death is the 24th homicide of 2020 in Montreal.

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In a news release, police said the suspect — a 23-year-old man — was arrested by the tactical intervention unit in the borough of LaSalle.

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“He was interviewed overnight by investigators and should appear in Quebec court [Friday],” the statement reads.

Police said both the suspect and the victim are known to its services., but did not elaborate.

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