Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Montreal Police Charge Randy Tshilumba with first degree murder - Update II

19-year-old Randy Tshilumba was taken into custody in Montreal on Tuesday evening and charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of Clémence Beaulieu-Patry. He was arrested late Tuesday night at a residence on Davidson Street, in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood. Police were able to identify him thanks to help from the public.

Randy Tshilumba
Around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, a black man, dressed in black, entered the Maxi supermarket on Crémazie Blvd. E. in St-Michel and brutally stabbed 20-year-old Clémence Beaulieu-Patry to death. There were roughly 30 people in the store at the time. Police couldn’t confirm whether the man was someone Beaulieu-Patry knew, or whether it was a random act of violence.

Randy Tshilumba
Police described him as a black man between 25 and 30 years old who stands 5-foot-8. He was wearing a hat, a coat, pants and dark shoes at the time of the crime. He also wore glasses. Anyone with information that could identify or locate the suspect is asked to call Info-Crime Montreal at 514-393-1133.

If someone sees the suspect, Police urged, “do not confront him.” The Maxi supermarket reopened Tuesday morning after being closed on Monday while police investigated and shocked employees learned what happened.

“She was a sweet, shy girl,” a co-worker said. “Not the kind of girl who would get into arguments or fights with anyone. What a terribly sad thing,” he said. “A 20-year-old girl, and her life just ended here.” She died at the scene while her father was waiting in the parking lot to drive her home once she finished work.