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Un former biker killed by bullets in Quebec

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Michel Guérin owned a gym in Quebec.

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Michel Guérin, a former biker affiliated with organized crime, was shot dead Monday morning in Charlesbourg, according to information collected by Radio-Canada. The 57-year-old man was hit by firearm projectiles at his residence on Avenue in the Charlesbourg sector.

The Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ) confirmed Monday afternoon that it was a murder.

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The police established a security perimeter around the residence.

Around 6:35 a.m., the police intervened on Avenue des Orioles to assist the paramedics in connection with the injured man. He had to be taken to hospital by ambulance with serious, life-threatening injuries.

His death was finally confirmed in the afternoon with the coroner's agreement.

Michel Guérin was already at the head of the outlawed motorcycle club Les Mercenaires which operated an imposing network of drug traffickers associated with the Hells Angels. He was one of around thirty people arrested in 2005 during Operation Despot.

He was then sentenced to serve a 12-year sentence. years for drug trafficking and for committing an offense for the benefit of a criminal organization.

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Michel Guérin during an appearance at the Quebec courthouse, in 2006 (Archive photo).

Investigators and a canine squad were deployed to the scene, where a security perimeter was set up.

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An investigation was opened by the SPVQ.

A post command is also on site. The police invite anyone who has information related to this case to contact them.

No person has been arrested in this case at the time of writing.

This is the seventh murder to occur in the territory of Quebec City in 2023.

This is the deadliest year since 2017, when nine people were killed, including six during the attack on the Grand Mosque of Quebec.

With information from Colin Côté-Paulette and Isabelle Richer

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116