2024 – Shots on Marco Pizzi trade

It is a conflict between a member of the Hells Angels and Marco Pizzi which would be the backdrop for the shots fired against the mafioso’s used vehicle business, in eastern Montreal, on September 4, 2023.

This is what the evidence presented during the investigation into the release of one of the two alleged sponsors of the contract, Mathieu Scott-Dumont, reveals.

The evidence also shows that it was the four individuals directly involved in the September 4 event who denounced the two sponsors, because they only received $1,000 of a promised sum of $15,000.


Mathieu Scott-Dumont is notably accused of possession of a prohibited firearm and of having participated in the reckless discharge of a firearm.

On September 4, 2023, around 10:40 p.m., ten shots were fired towards the Gestion Automobiles Plus dealership on Notre-Dame Street East, some even passing through the window of the business, without however causing any injuries.


One of the shell casings found by the police.

According to the evidence presented, two days before the events, Scott-Dumont and an accomplice, Benjamyn Paquette, met three individuals in a park, near the water’s edge, in Lachine, and gave them the murder weapon, an AR-15 type semi-trailer. -automatic rifle.

They allegedly promised them $15,000 and demanded that they film the shooting scene to prove they were honoring their contract.

On September 4, four suspects, all from the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield region, boarded two vehicles, followed each other towards the east of Montreal, monitored the business, opened fire from one of the vehicles before fleeing.


The suspects’ two vehicles followed one another on the evening of September 4, 2023.

After filming, the shooters wanted to be paid, but the sponsors only offered them $1,000.

Two months after the shooting, the four individuals suspected of having fulfilled the contract were arrested.

The police accumulated a lot of evidence and notably found the video in one of the seized phones proving that the contract had been fulfilled.

The suspects then made confessions and denounced Scott-Dumont and Paquette.

“An accomplice mentioned that to his knowledge, the shooting was ordered as part of a war between the Hells Angels and the Italian mafia. According to the Attorney General’s allegations, the targeted dealership is linked to Marco Pizzi, an influential member of Italian organized crime in Montreal who is said to be active in drug trafficking and illegal betting,” writes Judge Dennis Galiatsatos of the Court of Quebec. in his decision, adding that the businesses and vehicles of Pizzi and some of his relatives were targeted ten times by shootings or arsons in 2022 and 2023, and that he himself was the victim of an attempted murder in 2016.


Marco Pizzi

A context of violence

Paquette did not request his release. Scott-Dumont, yes, but Judge Galiatsatos refused it.

“In the midst of a violent and bitter war between rival organized crime clans, there is no question of the Tribunal releasing the individuals who organize shootings. »driven by”, thereby putting the public at risk. Such a decision would clearly bring the administration of justice into disrepute.

“Anyone who uses firearms illegally and dangerously contributes to the proliferation of the problem and the omnipresence of guns. It would be artificial and unrealistic to completely dissociate the accused from this data,” the judge wrote in his decision.

Scott-Dumont has no criminal history and testified that he wanted to get his life back on track.

He and Paquette were named as sponsors in the evidence presented, but it is known that in the world of organized crime there can be several participants between the real sponsor and the perpetrators.

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