Young woman dies after incident in east-end hotel
18-year-old male suspect in police custody
A 17-year-old woman is dead and an 18-year-old man was taken into police custody late Saturday night after a 911 call was placed alerting authorities to a woman in distress.
The woman was found with serious upper-body injuries in a hotel on Sherbrooke Street East near Lacordaire Street in the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve just before 11 p.m. ET.
The young woman was transported to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police said it is the 12th homicide of the year.