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Lava police arrest suspect in connection with May shooting

Police said the arrest of 25-year-old Jemsley Olivier Printemps Sanon was part of a targeted effort to address the issue of gun violence.

Jemsley Olivier Printemps Sanon, 25, is in custody.
Jemsley Olivier Printemps Sanon, 25, is in custody. Photo by Laval Police

Service de police de Laval has made arrests in connection with the shooting in . In May, the force announced Wednesday afternoon. 

The suspect, his Jemsley Olivier Printemps Sanon, 25, was arrested on attempted murder charges and is being held in custody pending court appearance. and restricted firearm possession.

News In his release, investigators explained that the suspect had a large criminal record and that he, known as the Flamehead Boys, was on Laval Street and that he may have been involved in gangs. It also described the arrest as "a turning point in the investigation into the firearms-related urban violence that occurred on May 9."

Around 2:20 pm he received several 911 calls. That day, gunshots were heard on Dumchel Street in the Chomdi district. Police met with the victim, who may have been the target of the bullet, at the scene. No one was hit.

The arrest is part of a targeted approach to addressing the problem of gun violence, according to police.

"These efforts are part of Quebec's strategies to combat armed violence, CENTAURE and WHO, which are tasked with securing pressure on organized crime and combating illegal firearms trafficking in Quebec. I agree," it said.

Anyone with information may do so anonymously via the Info-Police line at 450-662-4636 or by calling 911 and mentioning file LVL-220509-060. can communicate with

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