On the afternoon of July 13, 1966 a driver pinned a taxi back by parking in front of him at the corner of Oxford and Upper Lachine Road. He then ordered the driver Louis Maillet to scoot and then shot him dead with a rifle while he ran away and the hack's ride watched on.
The killer was a mentally-disturbed World War II veteran named Andy O'Brian, who lived at 996 Oxford Ave.
He returned to his car and waited for police.
The police reported it to be a case of mistaken identity.
O'Brian was institutionalized until around 1975, but which time his marriage was kaput and he spent his final years in poverty and loneliness.
His children Kenny, Bonnie and Shannon continued to grow up in the area as many friends and family attempted to avoid the topic of the father who went mad.
You'll note in the photo above, that the store is still named Minto, which is strange because it's two blocks west of the street of that name sacrificed by the Decarie expressway, likely started its days there.