Man with hyperlinks to Mafia shot to dying in storage of Montreal residence
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The victim’s brother was found shot to death inside a garage in 2018.
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Paul Cherry, Montreal Gazette
Feb 11, 2022 • February 11, 2022 • 2 minute read • Join the conversation Photo by Dave Sidaway /Montreal Gazette
A Montreal businessman who had ties to people in both the Montreal Mafia and the West End Gand was killed at his home in LaSalle Wednesday night.
Police sources have confirmed that the victim was Domenic Macri, the 46-year-old owner of a brasserie and at least one condo development.
His brother Mario, 44, was killed on March 13, 2018, also in LaSalle. That homicide remains unsolved.
Domenic Macri’s death occurred around 9:10 p.m. at a residence on Marie-Rollet St. near Guy-Bouchard Blvd.
The address is listed as Macri’s home on the Quebec business registry where he is listed as the owner of Brasserie des rapides, an establishment in Place LaSalle on Champlain Blvd.
Officers answered a call reporting gunshots on Marie-Rollet and found the victim in the garage of the residence. He was taken to hospital and his death was announced early Thursday by Montreal police.
Spent cartridge casings were found at the scene. A perimeter was established at the site. Police provided few details on the slaying and the investigation is continuing.
According to police sources, the Macri brothers had ties to Pietro D’Adamo, 51, a man who was arrested in 2006 as part of Project Colisée, an investigation into the leader of the Montreal Mafia. D’Adamo was charged with being part of a conspiracy to bring 1,300 kilograms of cocaine into Canada in shipping containers. Three years after his arrest, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy and gangsterism charges and was sentenced to a six-year prison term.
When Mario Macri was killed, he was found dead inside the garage of a building on Newman Blvd. near Lapierre St., where he owned a company called Plan B that loaned money.
According to a decision delivered by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux in 2009, the company was at the time part-owned by Jamie Laramee, a member of the West End Gang who was murdered in LaSalle in 2013.
Mario Macri was also involved in real-estate development. In 2010, he and his brother Domenic were referenced in an article published by the Montreal Gazette about entrepreneurs who were developing rundown sections of real estate in LaSalle and turning them into condominiums.
Domenic Macri was interviewed in the article and said he became interested in building condos aimed at first-time home buyers, because he saw a lot of opportunity in building in LaSalle.