BOXER David Lemieux’s father was shot dead during a 24-hour shooting spree in Canada last Tuesday.
A man suspected of killing three people in Montreal on August 2 was shot and killed by police on Thursday in Montreal.
Quebecs independent police watchdog said the Montreal police tactical unit was at a motel at about 7am for a search linked to the investigation into three homicides in Montreal and Laval in the past two days.
The watchdog said officers were confronted by a suspect with a firearm.
Shots were fired and the man was struck by at least one bullet and pronounced dead at the scene.
The police operation comes after a pair of killings about 65 minutes apart and just a few miles from each other on Tuesday evening in two Montreal boroughs.
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Police said they could not rule out the victims were chosen at random.
And one of the men killed was identified as Andre Fernand Lemieux, 64, the father of Canadian middleweight boxer David Lemieux.
Another victim was Mohamed Salah Belhaj, 48, an intervention officer at a local mental health hospital.
The 33-year-old Lemieux, a former IBF middleweight title holder, confirmed the news by uploading a post on his Instagram with a picture of his father accompanied by the caption “R.I.P. dad.”
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He went on to explain to Le Journal de Montreal: “To learn that your father died by being shot while waiting for the bus is quite a shock. Everyone in the family is shaken.”
Police found the body of Lemieux’s father around 9:45 p.m. near a park in the St-Laurent borough of Quebec where he was declared dead at the scene after reportedly being shot at least once in the upper body.
Cops killed alleged suspect 26-year-old Abdulla Shaikh, who appears to have suffered from mental health issues and is believed to have chosen his victims at random, two days after his alleged attack began.
Lemieux (43-5, 36 KOs) claimed the IBF middleweight title in 2015 via a unanimous decision over Hassan N’Dam.
He has also come up short in other championship bouts against Gennadiy Golovkin and Billy Joe Saunders.
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