LAVAL, Que. — Quebec provincial police are investigating after a man who was acquitted last year of murdering an organized crime member was shot dead north of Montreal late Saturday.
Provincial police confirmed 30-year-old Marc Issa El-Khoury, a man known to police, was the victim of an apparent homicide.
Issa El-Khoury was found not guilty last year in the 2019 murder of a Hell's Angels member in Mississauga, Ont.
Laval police responded to a 911 call at 11:30 p.m. regarding an armed assault at a commercial building in the Duvernay neighbourhood, and found a victim who was declared dead on site.
The investigation was transferred to Quebec provincial police because of the potential link to organized crime.
Police are also investigating a vehicle that was found on fire in Montreal to determine whether it's related to the crime.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 3, 2023.
The Canadian Press