Attack .12 the city center : the suspect accused
MAXIME DELAND/QMI AGENCY
Thursday, 22 march, 2018 18:32
Thursday, 22 march, 2018 18:37
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The man who allegedly shot at point-blank range on the owner of debt-ridden shop clothing luxury has finally been arrested, 11 days later.
Kevin Buehler II, 29, briefly appeared Thursday at the palais de justice of Montreal. He faces charges of robbery using a firearm, disguise in the commission of the offence and of having discharged a firearm.
These charges are in connection with an attack in broad daylight on the rue Peel, in downtown Montreal, designed the store owner Giorgio Gruppo Roma, Tony Elian.
In the middle of the day, a man had entered the store with a hunting rifle. The shooter would have been immediately directed towards Elian and him would have shot themselves in the foot. The suspect fled, discarding his weapon.
This attack seems to have been intended to convey a message to Elian. According to a report from our Office of investigation dating back to the 2015 man of 62 years would be debt-ridden in addition to having links with organized crime.
Last year, the store Elian had been the target of an arson Molotov cocktail and shortly after, his vehicle had been set on fire in the courtyard of his residence, Westmount.
When the appearance of Buehler II, the Crown opposed any bail. He will return to the court this Friday, in order that a judge rules on his fate.
The accused has only one antecedent judicial, which dates back to 2012, when he was arrested for possession of cannabis. He had pleaded guilty in 2015, and two years later, he got an absolute discharge.