Two men charged, third sought in fatal daylight shooting in Mississauga, Ont.

Written by on March 14, 2019

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Police say two people with links to organized crime have been arrested in connection with a daylight shooting in Mississauga, Ont., that killed a 32-year-old man earlier this week.

Investigators say a Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a third person, and there may be other suspects.

The shooting took place around 11:20 a.m. Monday morning in the parking lot of a gym.

Police say Michael Deabaitua-Schulde, of Mississauga, was found at the scene and died from his injuries in hospital.

They say two suspects — 28-year-old Marckens Vilme and 26-year-old Jonathan Martinez-Reyes — were arrested Wednesday night in Montreal.

Vilme is charged with first-degree murder and Martinez-Reyes with accessory after the fact.

Another man, 38-year-old Joseph Pallotta of Montreal, is still at large and sought on a first-degree murder charge.

Police say he is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

“I want to assure the community that we will not tolerate this type of violence in our community,” Peel regional police interim Chief Chris McCord said in a statement.

“I am pleased to say two arrests have been made and both suspects are believed to members of organized crime.”

The Canadian Press


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