Charges Upgraded in Mississauga Murder

Posted On Monday April 08, 2019

Region of Peel – The Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have upgraded the charges in a murder investigation that occurred in the City of Mississauga on Monday, March 11, 2019, that took the life of a 32-year-old man.

On Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:18 a.m., police were called to a commercial plaza in the area of Dundas Street and Cawthra Road, in Mississauga for a shooting. Michael Deabaitua-Schulde, a 32-year-old man from Mississauga, was transported to a trauma centre with gunshot wounds. He later succumbed to his injuries.

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Marckens Vilme, a 28-year-old man from Montreal, was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder.

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Brandon Reyes, a 24-year-old man from Montreal, was arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact.

A Canada wide warrant for First Degree Murder for Joseph Pallotta, a 38-year-old man from Montreal, was also issued at that time. On March 17, 2019, Joseph Pallotta surrendered to Montreal Police.

On March 20, 2019, Marc Issa El-Khoury, a 26-year-old man from Montreal, was arrested for First Degree Murder while trying to cross the border into the United States from Champlain, Quebec.

On Monday April 8th, 2019 Brandon Reyes was brought back before the courts where his charges were upgraded to First Degree Murder.

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 3205. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting

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