|Cody and Jamie Laramee|
The two dead are brothers Jamie Laramee, 37, and his little brother Cody Laramee, 25, considered top foot soldiers for Richie Matticks.
A third man was shot but will recover.
One explanation that I have heard is that two guys were having a heated issue with the two.
Somebody's gun went off and the two guys believed that they were being shot at, or were about to be shot at.
So one of them quickly drew his pistol and the fatal shooting began. .
Cody was known to be a happy-go-lucky young man, friendly, outgoing, head-shaved, local Irish guy. On acquaintance told Coolopolis that Cody "didn't have it coming."
The brothers were associated with the West End Gang and the older one, Jamie, had an association with a mafioso named Pietro D'Adamo, who is currently in prison serving six years on charges related to the Colisee investigation that slammed the Rizzuto crew.
They were believed to be involved with a circle of drug distributors, 10 of whom were busted 17 days after the killings. That group includes Joseph Penning, 48, Michael Penning, 20, Curtis Christensen, 46, Casey Wolak, 35, Gerald Bourgeois, 50, Jason Chang, 55, Christopher Parent, 25.
|Cody Laramee (left) and older brother Jamie Laramee|
They are survived by their parents Wayne and Jinny Laramee. Jamie had a son named Michael. Cody was survived by fiancee Allison Barney. They were buried in the Cote des Neiges cemetry.
|Owner Gino Nesparoli|
Nesparoli, assuming that there's not more than one of them in Montreal, is a 43-year-old divorced electrician, according to a court document.
According to La Presse Peter Mountakis was pistol-whipped in the attack and Anthony Pugliese, whose father was beaten to death by the older Laramee some years earlier, was also there.
Gino's brother Vincenzo later said that Gino was shot in the leg in the attack but he did not report it to the police.
|Gio Armani and staff|
Such was true of the Laramee brothers' old haunt, the Petit Méné Bar Billard across the street at 2220 Lapierre, which had its license revoked in 2009, partially because the Laramee brothers were known to hang out there.
The bar was owned by Rosalie Macri and effectively run by Mario Macri, Domenico Macri, Vincent Macri and Gino Calantino. Authorities were unimpressed that Rosalie knew very little about her own business.
The Nite Lite, however, doesn't come up in any records as a troubled place, not at least until the Laramees attracted it there.
It is, as you can see in the photos, a pub-style place which attracted a slightly older crowd, although crowd might be a misnomer as even on their halfhearted Facebook page photos it appears that they never attracted much critical mass.
The manager appears to be someone named Gio Armani and there were Habs jerseys, Italia flags pinned to the walls, a pool table, foosball, karaoke nights, and wet t-shirt contests.
So why would someone come in and shoot two people dead and hit another? Drug turf war, would be the obvious conclusion and if it's that, hopefully it's not the sign of a larger struggle to come.
In a city that has barely seen any murders since the end of mafia settling-of-accounts in February, it's a bit of a shock. It's the kind of barroom blast-up we haven't much since the days of Richard Blass or the biker war of the 90s. We'll keep you posted on anything we hear.