One thing we know for certain is that Fredy Villanueva is dead. How he got that way is currently being questioned at a coroner’s inquest in the city of Montreal. And it is the subject of ardent dispute.
Here’s what is not in contention. On the evening of August 9, 2008 a group of five unarmed young men were “playing dice” in a parking lot located in Montreal’s North End. A squad car carrying two police officers arrived on the scene and within moments a melee broke out. A police officer fired four shots, at least one of which found poor Fredy Villanueva.