Quebec provincial police look for Kanesatake homicide suspect

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The Sûreté du Québec has not identified the victim. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press - image credit)
The Sûreté du Québec has not identified the victim. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press - image credit)

Quebec provincial police are investigating the killing of a 47-year-old man in Kanesatake, west of Montreal.

The victim, Arsène Mompoint, was allegedly linked to organized crime and street gangs. He was released from prison last April after serving a sentence on drug charges.

The Sûreté du Québec received a call about an armed assault in front of an establishment on St-Michel Street (Route 344) at around 3:40 p.m. on Thursday, a spokesperson for the police said.

A SQ helicopter will be flying over Kanesatake and police will take pictures at the crime scene, the Green Room cannabis store, the Kanesatake Health Centre said in a statement.

"Investigators in plain clothes will be going door to door in Kanesatake," the statement said.

"The goal is to question possible witnesses to the event."

Mompoint was transported to hospital and later declared dead, according to the SQ.

The death is being treated as a homicide.

Police released an image today of a male suspect wearing a black cap, grey hoodie and black pants, with his face covered by a grey bandana.

They say the suspect was driving an older model of a light-coloured, Ford-style sport utility vehicle.

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