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Pierre-Isnard Amy

Montréal, Québec / March 24, 2016

In the early morning of March 24, 2016, Montréal police were summoned to the corner of Domrémy and Laus streets in Saint-Léonard by a report of shots fired. They arrived about 2:15 a.m.but there were no evident witnesses. Officers had to search the area before they found a badly wounded man behind the wheel of a Co-op de l'Est taxi.

The victim was Pierre-Isnard Amy, 36. He had been shot from outside the cab, the bullets shattering the driver's side window.

Mr. Amy was rushed to hospital in critical condition but died a few hours later. His death was Montréal's first homicide of 2016.

Police arrested two young men who were in the vicinity of the cab, but there was no evidence to connect them with the attack on Mr. Amy so they were released.

The only thing that the police would say for certain was that robbery was not a motive. This implied that Mr. Amy was either the target of a personal attack or was a victim of random violence. Either way, the police were left without leads or suspects.

Originally from Haiti, Mr. Amy was married with three young children and had a large extended family. Tributes on social media showed that he had a wide circle of friends and no apparent enemies.

Mr. Amy had worked for Co-op de L'est Taxi for six months. He also worked as a disk jockey for a local nightclub, and at other nightclubs as a DJ for hire.

Pierre-Isnard Amy. (Source:, March 26, 2016)

Co-op de l'Est taxi announced a fund-raising campaign to assist the family with Mr. Amy's funeral expenses.