Two Arrest Made and a Canada Wide Warrant Issued in Fourth Murder of 2019

Posted On Thursday March 14, 2019

Region of Peel – Members of the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau have made significant progress in a murder investigation in the City of Mississauga that occurred on Monday and 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.

This daylight murder is one of many examples of brazen violence and reckless disregard for public safety that criminals have displayed.

“I want to assure the community that we will not tolerate this type of violence in our community. Over the last three days officers have been working tirelessly on this case to ensure those responsible are held accountable for their actions. I am pleased to say two arrests have been made and both suspects are believed to members of organized crime.” said Chief McCord.

The Montreal Police is supporting us in our investigation and they have arrested two people connected with this murder. The arrests were made in the Montreal area last night.

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, Jonathan Martinez-Reyes, a 26-year-old man from Montreal, was arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact.

We have also issued a Canada Wide Warrant for First Degree Murder for Joseph Pallotta, a 38-year-old man from Montreal. He is believed to be armed and dangerous. We also believe there may be other suspects.

Joseph Pallotta is described as a white male, 5’10’’, 245 lbs.; he has a heavy build, brown eyes, and brown graying hair. To view a photo, please visit our website.

Since Joseph Pallotta is considered armed and dangerous do not approach him. If you see him call 911 immediately.

This investigation is continuing, 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 peelcrimestoppers.ca

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at 905-453-2121, ext. 4027.

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