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Montreal man charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of woman in Ahuntsic-Cartierville

Ali Mahadi Mahamat, 23, was arrested in an Ahuntsic-Cartierville apartment Tuesday night after Noémie Lavoie, 24, was found there with multiple injuries to her upper body. Lavoie was pronounced dead on the scene.

Noémie Lavoie, 24, pronounced dead after being found with multiple injuries Tuesday night

Montreal police were still on the scene early Wednesday, searching for evidence. (Kate McKenna/CBC)

Ali Mahadi Mahamat, 23, has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Noémie Lavoie, 24, who was found with multiple injuries to her upper body Tuesday night.

Witnesses called 911 just after 9 p.m. to report a disturbance in an apartment on Sauriol Lane, near Sauvé Street, in Montreal's Ahunstic-Cartierville neighbourhood.

Lavoie was unconscious when first responders arrived. They performed CPR, but Lavoie was pronounced dead a short time later.

Montreal police spokesperson Const. Raphaël Bergeron said the suspect was in the apartment when police arrived, and he was arrested at the scene.

Mahamat was formally arraigned at the Montreal courthouse Wednesday afternoon. He is to appear in court again on March 4 for a bail hearing.

Lavoie's death is Montreal's fifth homicide of 2019.

Montreal cordoned off the area after a woman was found unconscious inside an apartment in Ahuntsic-Cartierville Tuesday night. (Alain Beland/Radio-Canada)