Suspect charged with second-degree murder after man fatally stabbed on Laval-des-Rapides side-street

The Laval Police rushed around 3:30 am Monday to the scene of a stabbing incident on Place Robin in Laval-des-Rapides where they arrested a male suspect who allegedly attacked a 66-year-old man who died from his injuries.

Although the victim was taken by ambulance to hospital, he was pronounced dead upon arrival, according to the LPD.

The 33-year-old suspect remained detained and was being questioned by LPD investigators Monday morning, the LPD said. He was formally charged later that day.

An LPD spokesperson said the suspect and the victim knew each other, without providing further details.

On Monday morning, the Journal de Montréal identified the victim as Abdelhak Ajaba, the suspect’s father.

The suspect, identified by Montreal media as Mohamed Reda Ajaba, was charged at the Laval courthouse with second-degree murder.

According to The Gazette, Mohamed Reda Ajaba has a criminal record.

In 2018, he was sentenced to an eight-month prison term and two years of probation after he pleaded guilty to armed robbery and the unauthorized possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm.

As well, according to the daily, He has a case pending at the Valleyfield courthouse where he is charged with possession of material obtained through a crime and possession of burglary tools.