Two suspects have been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting involving a 32-year-old man in a Mississauga parking lot. The daylight shooting took place this past Monday. One more suspect is wanted by the police. Now, a Canada-wide warrant has been issued today for the third suspect, who is believed to be "armed and dangerous".
A Mississauga resident, Michael Deabaitua-Schulde was fatally shot on Monday morning around 11 AM. The incident took place in a commercial plaza parking lot close to Dundas Street East and Cawthra Road in Mississauga.
Two suspects were arrested for the murder in Montreal last night by Montreal Police, who is helping Ontario officers with their investigation, said the Peel Regional Police in their news release.
28-year-old Marckens Vilme from Montreal was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder. Another Montreal man, 26-year-old Jonathan Martinez-Reyes, was also arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact.
Police are now still searching for the third suspect. A Canada-wide warrant has now been issued for 38-year-old Joseph Pallotta from Montreal.
"He is believed to be armed and dangerous. We also believe there may be other suspects," said the police. "Joseph Pallotta is described as a white male, 5’10’’, 245 lbs.; he has a heavy build, brown eyes, and brown graying hair."
The police have released a photo of the suspect.
Police are warning the public not to approach the suspect. "Since Joseph Pallotta is considered armed and dangerous do not approach him," said the Peel Regional Police. "If you see him call 911 immediately."
"This daylight murder is one of many examples of brazen violence and reckless disregard for public safety that criminals have displayed," said police in the news release.
"I want to assure the community that we will not tolerate this type of violence in our community," said Chief McCord in the release. "Over the last three days officers have been working tirelessly on this case to ensure those responsible are held accountable for their actions. I am pleased to say two arrests have been made and both suspects are believed to members of organized crime."
Police are still investigating the incident. They are now asking anyone with information to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau by calling 905-453-2121, ext. 3205. Information can be shared with the police anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting their website.