Montreal police arrest suspect for shooting a 15-year-old girl


Police officers ask a man who wandered into the crime scene where a 15-year-old girl was murdered in Montreal on February 8, 2021. (Canadian Press / Ryan Remiorz)

Montreal police say they were arrested for the murder of a 15-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting last year.

Police said in a press conference today that a 26-year-old man is expected to be charged with first-class murder in the death of Melliem Boundawi, who was shot deadly in the city’s St. Leonardo district in February 2021. rice field.

According to police, the girl was with another person in a parked car when the second car was driving and someone fired.

A girl on the sidewalk and a 21-year-old man were hit by ammunition and later declared dead.

Boundawi was the first young man to die violently in Montreal in the past year and a half, with widespread concerns and calls from authorities to do more to reduce gun violence in the city. did.

Police said the suspect had already been detained on other charges when he was arrested, and they added that their investigation was underway.

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