Ottawa Police are investigating a murder on MacLaren Street


(Ottawa) –The Ottawa Police Service Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred in the late evening of May 15, 2017, on MacLaren Street.

At approximately 10:50 pm, patrol officers responded to a disturbance call in the 400 block of MacLaren Street.  At the same time, Ottawa Paramedic Services were responding to a medical call at that location.

At the scene, first responders located a male lying on the ground, who had possibly fallen from a high-rise building. The male succumbed from his injuries at the scene.

The death has been deemed suspicious and Major Crime is investigating the homicide.

The victim has been identified as Ahmad Afrah, 19 years old, of Ottawa.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.