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Gaston Fréchette

On April 24, 1980, at around 9 p.m., the victim, Gaston Fréchette, manager of the IGA Labrecque store in Val-d'Or, was walking to the Bank Canadian National to deposit the day’s proceeds. On the corner of 7e Rue and 3e Avenue, a man came from behind him to steal his deposit bag. The victim defended himself. Unfortunately, in reaction to the victim’s resistance, the thief shot him and killed him, and then fled with the deposit bag.

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