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Ottawa Homicide #20: 17 year old Leslie Mwakio

Ottawa Police were called to the area of Bayswater Avenue near Laurel Street on December 6th just before 11 pm on reports of gunfire.

Police found Leslie Mwakio 17 of Ottawa suffering from a gunshot wound. Mwakio was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ottawa Police’s Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493.

The death of Leslie Mwakio is the 20th this year. The Ottawa Homicide Victim’s list is available here.

Ottawa double homicide – Merrill Gleddie Rogers and Dave Rogers found dead

Montreal police contacted Ottawa police on Monday November 28th with information that Cameron Rogers, 22, confessed to killing his parents in Ottawa.

Ottawa police went to the home on Apeldoorn Avenue to check on the welfare of the owners. Police found Dave Rogers, 69, and his wife, Merrill Gleddie Rogers, 63 behind a shed in the backyard. One body was covered by a tarp, and the other was reported to be in a suitcase.

Cameron Rogers has been charged with two counts of first degree murder.

Police have not released the cause of death at this time.

The death of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers brings Ottawa’s homicide count up to 19 for 2016. The 2016 Ottawa Homicide victim’s list is available here.

Ottawa homicide 17: Solomon Odekunle stabbed to death

Ottawa Police were called to St. Laurent Blvd and Oglivie Rd, on November 6th at around 2:30 am outside Pipers Bar and Grill.

At the scene, police and emergency crews found Solomon Odekunle 21, suffering from a serious stab wound. Odekunle was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Solomon Odekunle was a University of Ottawa international student from Nigeria. Police believe the fight between Odekunle and the suspect started over a woman.

Joe-Bryan Ndikkuriyo 27 has been arrested and charged with second degree murder.

More to come…

Solomon Odekunle is Ottawa’s 17th homicide of 2016. The Ottawa homicide victims list is available here.

Update: Joshua Briere stabbed to death in Ottawas 16th homicide

Emergency crews were called to 1098 Clyde Ave at around 2:30 am on October 22 on report of an injured man.

Paramedics found Joshua Briere 26, outside of the home, suffering from multiple stab wounds, and rushed him to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police said the victim is known to police.

Update October 25th

Brandon Jack Ethier 27, had been arrested and is facing a second degree murder charge in the death on Briere.

Ottawa’s 2016 homicide victim list is available here.


Kayla Sullivan stabbed in the back in the ByWard Market district

Police were called to George and Cumberland streets near the Salvation Army on report of a fight at around 4:30pm, October 14th.

Kayla Sullivan 30 was found at the scene, suffering from a stab wound to the lower back. Sullivan was rushed to hospital where she underwent emergency surgery, however she died of her injuries early October 15th.

Peter Herauf, 37, was arrested in Gatineau and charged with first degree murder.

Kayla Sullivan is Ottawa’s 15th homicide of 2016.
The Ottawa 2016 homicide victim list and links are available here.



Ottawa Homicide Victim List 2016

Murders in 2016 So Far: 24 (7 in 2015, 7 2014, 9 2013)

1 –
Mohamed Najdi
2 – Marwan Arab

3 –
Mohamed Ali Hassan
4 – Taylor Morrow-Flint

5 –
Nooredin Hassan
6 – Christina Voelzing

7 – Lonnie Leafloor
8 – Nicholas Kim

9 – Tarique Leger
10 – Jeremy Mack

11 – Omar Rashid-Ghader

12 – Jacob Thompson
13 – Abdi  Jama

14 – Mitch Paquette
15 – Kayla Sullivan
16 – Joshua Briere

17 – Solomon Odekunle
18 – Merrill Gleddie Rogers
19 – Dave Rogers

20  –  Leslie Mwakio
21 – Lee John Joseph Germain
22 – Abdullah Al-Tutunji
23 – Asma A-Noor
24 – Nasiba A-Noor

Update – Mitch Paquette stabbed to death in Ottawa

Ottawa Police were called to a row-house on Rosenthal Avenue on October 6th at around 6:15pm on report of a stabbing.

Police arrived to find Mitch Paquette 55, with a serious wound. Paquette was rushed to hospital where he died of his injury. Neighbors said they had head several adults and children yelling outside before the stabbing happened.

Police have not released the name of the suspect at this time, but they do have a person of interest.

UPDATE – October 8th

Daniel Adjetey-Nelson 34 turned himself in to Ottawa Police on the morning of October 8th. Adjetey-Nelson is known to police and is facing a first degree murder charge in the death of Mitch Paquette.

Abdi Jamma shot multiple times in Ottawa

Ottawa police responded to report of a shooting behind a plaza on Shillington Avenue at around 6am September 25th.  Police did not find a victim at the scene, however they received a call shortly after stating that a man with gun shot wounds had been dropped off at Royal Ottawa Hospital Mental Health Hospital.

The staff there performed CPR until the ambulance arrived and transported Abdi Jama 26, to Ottawa Civic where e died of his injures.

Anyone with information should contact the major crime unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493

Jacob Thompson, dies from a gunshot wound in Ottawa

Ottawa police were called to an Elmira Drive complex at around 2am on September 24th on report of a shooting. Police arrived to find 40 year old Jacob Thompson suffering from a gunshot wound.

Thompson was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police have no suspects at this time.

More to come…

Update September 30th

Brianna Kennedy 20, and Geneva Kennedy 39, are both facing charges of accessories to murder after the fact.

Omar Rashid-Ghader shot to death inside Ottawa nightclub

Omar Rashid-Ghader 33 was the victim of a fatal shooting at Sentral Nightclub in Ottawa’s ByWard Market August 14th. An officer that was near the scene saw people running out of the club and saying that somebody had been shot.

Paramedics arrived at the club and tried to treat Rashid-Ghader for multiple gunshot wounds, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are looking Mustafa Ahmed 33 in connection to the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 613-236-1222 extension 5050.