Around 8 a.m., police were called to a residence located at the corner of 2nd Street and 4th Avenue.
The suspect himself contacted the police making “disjointed remarks,” said David Poitras, SPVQ spokesperson.
At the scene, authorities found the woman. The lifeless body of a man in his forties was also found.
“With the information collected at the site, the police proceeded to arrest the woman in her 60s for murder. She was taken to the police station and had to meet with investigators during the day,” said David Poitras.
According to the witnesses that Le Soleil met, the victim was stabbed. The woman was bleeding when she was arrested, they said.
The SPVQ did not confirm this information, but indicated that when the police arrived, the man had stab wounds.
The exact relationship between the suspect and the victim remains to be determined, but this was not a “random” attack, said Mr. Poitras.
According to the neighbors who met, the victim lived temporarily with the woman and the two had a troubled relationship.
Well known in police circles
Caroline lived right next to the scene of the murder. According to him, the authorities intervened on several occasions at this address.
“We always hear him screaming. It is no longer a matter of concern. But I never thought he could pull off such a move. »
– A neighbor
The mother of a three-year-old boy is worried about the violence in their area. “It’s not reassuring at all…especially for my son. »
According to Pierre-Luc Lamontagne, who lives on 2nd street, the police visited the suspect’s house more than ten times during the year.
Limoilou, a problematic sector?
This homicide happened a day after the discovery of a body in a sorting center in Limoilou. During the month of August, the neighborhood was the scene of several violent incidents, including two murders.
Saturday’s killing was the fourth of the year in Quebec, but the third in Limoilou. Is the sector a problem?
“No,” assured David Poitras. There is no connection between the three events that happened last month in Limoilou. Quebec City, in general, is a very safe city. »
According to him, the presence of the police and responding to calls from the neighborhood is enough.
Pierre-Luc Lamontagne, a resident of the neighborhood, has not felt less safe since the three murders that took place in a few weeks in Limoilou.
According to him, there is no problem of violence in the sector, but perhaps not enough monitoring of mental health problems.
“We clearly see that the police always go to that place. What follows? What is support? Not only from the side of the police, but also from the system as a whole,” raised the citizen.
The police must respond to the increasing difficulties, said David Poitras, SPVQ spokesperson. “There are clearly many interventions by the police in matters of mental health. Over the years, we have to adapt to the situation. »
A special SPVQ unit also brings together several agents “specially assigned to mental health, who take care, among other things, of prescriptions,” explained Mr. Poitras.
The SPVQ invites all citizens with concerns or concerns to come and talk to the police officers on the ground.