Murder in Montreal: Murdered two days before his sentence

A 36-year-old man who was to receive his sentence on Friday for helping a hitman flee justice was murdered in broad daylight on Wednesday afternoon in the Saint-Michel district of Montreal.

The murder was committed around 4:30 p.m. alongside a commercial building located near the intersection of boulevards Saint-Michel and Crémazie Est, an extremely busy area at this time of day.

According to our sources, the victim is Sébastien Giroux, an individual who would gravitate in the entourage of organized crime.

“I was putting on the gas and I saw the guy shoot ‘pow, pow, pow’. Then, a silence. I heard one last shot. I have the impression that it was the fatal blow, to complete it, ”said the still shaken witness, who preferred to conceal his identity for fear of reprisals.


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When they arrived at the scene, the police found the bleeding victim lying on the ground between two vehicles.

Sébastien Giroux received at least one gun projectile in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was covered with a blanket.


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A large security perimeter was erected on site to protect the crime scene.

Several orange cones were placed on the ground where the casings were found.


Photo Agence QMI, Maxime Deland

The murderer was seen fleeing on foot after the crime and had not yet been found by mid-evening.

According to our information, Giroux was arrested last winter for complicity after the fact in a murder case committed in 2017 by hitman Frédérick Silva at the dance bar Les Amazones, in Montreal.


Photo Agence QMI, Maxime Deland

Sébastien Giroux pleaded guilty last March and was to receive his sentence on Friday.

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This murder is a new violent incident involving firearms to occur in the Montreal area. In recent days, shootings have followed one another almost daily in Montreal and Laval.

-With the collaboration of Éric Thibault and Michaël Nguyen