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Man arrested in Ontario facing 1st-degree murder charge in killing of Claudia Iacono

“That’s a person that’s been known by the Canadian police," says SPVM major crimes commander, Jean-Sebastien Caron, on the Ontario man arrested in connection to the shooting death of salon owner, Claudia Iacono. Alyssia Rubertucci reports.

By News Staff

Police in Ontario have arrested a man in connection with the killing of Claudia Iacono, the daughter-in-law of a late Montreal mobster.

Iacono was shot and killed in the parking lot of her beauty salon in the Côte-des-Neiges–NDG on May 16.

She was the daughter-in-law of Montreal Mafia member Moreno Gallo, who was murdered a decade ago in Mexico.

Ontario Provincial Police arrested a 28-year-old suspect Tuesday night in Milton, near Toronto, at the request of the SPVM.

He was scheduled to appear Wednesday afternoon at the Montreal courthouse to be charged with first-degree murder.

“We had all the information linked to this man, so we contacted Ontario and they gave us a good support and he’s appeared today for murder,” said SPVM major crimes commander Jean-Sébastien Caron said. “The Ontario provincial police helped us a lot.

“That’s a person that’s been known by the Canadian police. He’s related to a multitude of events with violence.”

Jean-Sebastien Caron with the SPVM June 7, 2023. (Martin Daigle/CityNews)

Montreal police allege Iacono was shot around 4:30 p.m. while driving into a commercial parking lot near Jean-Talon Street and de la Savane Street. The victim’s car collided with a building after she was shot.

She was pronounced dead shortly after.

Witnesses told police the suspect then fled on foot.

It was the eighth homicide of the year in Montreal.

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