Montreal police release sketch of suspect in 2010 SAQ shooting
Published Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:51AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, October 12, 2012 11:07AM EDT
Montreal police have released a composite sketch of a shooting suspect two years after a woman was paralyzed at an SAQ outlet.
The suspect is described as follows:
- 25-30 years old (but appears older)
- 1.77m tall, 73 kg (5'8", 160 lb)
- suntanned skin
- brown, curly hair
- speaks Engilsh
- was wearing an orange jacket, dark jeans, grey hooded sweater with writing on chest, dark gloves, black and white sneakers
Sun Youth has now doubled the reward it is offering for information leading to the arrest and convicted of a suspect. The charity will give $20,000 to anyone who can help police track down the attacker.
Those with information can call Info-crime at 514-393-1133.
Three men arrested and released
The attack happened during the lunch hour on Oct. 18, 2010.
Helene Leduc was working alone in the Morgan Ave. SAQ when two men walked in, ordered her to kneel, and shot her in the back of the neck.
The pair fled without taking anything from the store.
Leduc lay in a pool of her own blood for about 20 minutes before another customer walked in and found her.
She has been paralyzed from the neck down ever since.
Police have tried in vain to find one potential witness who was in the store shortly before the attack occurred.
In Dec. 2011 police arrested three men in connection with the attempted murder. The three West Island residents, all men in their twenties, were released without charges within 24 hours.
A Montreal police representative explained why the force released the photo.
“It's because we've been trying different other possibilities and now this is what we've got to try,” said Montreal Police Commander Ian Lafreniere.
Sadly, the image didn’t jostle any memories among those interviewed by CTV Montreal.
“A lot of young people wear hoodies almost year-round including my own kids. so, it doesn't really help, unfortunately,” said Tim Stocker of Teal Sport boutique.
“It’s nobody I’ve ever seen, that's for sure,” said fellow shopkeeper Anik Vigneault of la Cachette du Bootlegger.