Three shootings in 24 hours: wanted for four months, a suspect is pinned

A 19-year-old fugitive wanted since January for his alleged involvement in three shootings in the space of 24 hours in Montreal North has finally been arrested.

Three shootings in 24 hours: wanted for four months, a suspect is pinned

A 19-year-old fugitive wanted since January for his alleged involvement in three shootings in the space of 24 hours in Montreal North has finally been arrested.

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Steve Napoleon was pinned Friday in an apartment on rue De Salaberry, in the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville.

He appeared at the Montreal courthouse on Saturday on multiple firearms charges.

A search of his home resulted in the seizure of a handgun, two magazines, two airguns, ammunition, and methamphetamine tablets.

SPVM investigators had been on the heels of Steve Napoleon since the evening of January 22, when they came very close to getting their hands on the suspect's collar during a routine interception.

According to our information, Napoleon was a passenger in a vehicle that had been intercepted by the police for a violation of the road safety code.

While the patrol officers were arresting the driver, Andrews Joseph Ménard, 25, who was driving with a sanctioned driver's license and breaking his release conditions, Napoleon fled on foot.

Moments earlier, he had given a false name to the police who asked him to identify himself.

Inside the vehicle, police found two firearms. Several casings were also discovered in the passenger compartment, suggesting that shots had been fired from the vehicle, according to our sources.

The police believe that Steve Napoleon could be involved in three attempted murders committed last winter in the Montreal North sector.


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