Real estate developer Tinel Timu was shot and killed Thursday morning in Laval. As the case could be linked to organized crime, the Sûreté du Québec will take charge of the investigation, according to our information.

“Shortly after 7 a.m. a call was made to 911 for gunshots heard. When the police arrived on the scene, they found the victim lying on the ground outside, hit by bullets. The police began resuscitation maneuvers. The victim was transported to the hospital, where we have just confirmed his death, ”explains Stéphanie Beshara, of the Laval police.

The murder occurred in front of a residence on rue du Havre, in the Chomedey sector.

Last September, the Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit (UPAC) arrested the 61-year-old businessman and one of his employees. They were accused of “attempting to bribe employees of the Montreal municipal administration in order to obtain improper advantages”.

During the same operation, the police also arrested the head of the Division des permis et inspections of the borough of Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Sadek Lazzouzi, for intervening on his behalf. He faces charges of breach of trust by a public official, according to the UPAC statement, which cited “a record of non-compliance with municipal bylaws.”

According to court documents, Tinel Timu controlled several companies active in real estate. In court in 2019, he claimed ownership of 700 residential units in the Montreal area.

In 2014, he was expelled from a meeting of the Terrebonne city council after a vehement intervention in favor of one of his projects, in an old disused red brick factory.

In August 2021, the building in question, the former Moody factory, was the prey of a violent fire, a month after being sold to other promoters.

In 2018, he was part of a group of 10 citizens who received a medal from the National Assembly from the hands of the former member for Fabre in Laval, Monique Sauvé.

“Great leaders of exception to the citizens of my riding, you are all leaders of emotion and heart, said the former Liberal elected, according to the local publication Néomédia. It was an immense privilege for me to recognize your immense contribution. »