Teen, extradited from Peru, arrested on murder charges in Montreal

The Montreal Police logo is seen on a police car in Montreal on July 8, 2020. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

An 18-year-old was arrested on Monday after his flight landed in Montreal from Lima, Peru.

In a news release, police said the teen was extradited in connection with the city’s first homicide of 2022 in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal borough on Jan. 13, when a 17-year-old boy was shot.

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It happened at around 6:45 p.m. near the intersection of Roy and Rivard streets.

Police said a fight broke out between two groups of youths, some of whom knew each other.

At some point, shots were fired and the 17-year-old was hit in the chest.

He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

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The suspects fled the scene. Police have since made two arrests in connection with the case.

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17-year-old boy shot dead in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal

A 17-year-old boy was arrested in September and charged with second-degree murder in Quebec youth court.

The teen extradited from Peru is also facing second-degree murder charges.

Because he was a minor at the time of the shooting, he cannot be identified.

He is being detained and is scheduled to appear in youth court on Tuesday to be formally charged.

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