First homicide victim of 2017 identified

_ (Via Ottawa Police) _ (Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police responded to a medical call in the 1100 block of Joseph Cyr Street at 5:30am this morning in relation to an injured male.


Police, paramedics and firefighters attended the Joseph Cyr location and a male victim was located suffering from stab wounds. The male was transported to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries. The male has succumbed to his injuries.


The homicide victim has been identified as Brian Boucher, 24, of Ottawa.


Major Crime is the lead investigating section.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa 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.