Ottawa Homicide #8 – William Brown charged with manslaughter after assault victim, Mikael Arjani, dies in hospital

The 2021 Ottawa Homicide Victim List is available here.

Ottawa police responded to reports of an unresponsive man in the area of Carillon Street between Hannah and Baribeau Streets on May 4th at approximately 5:00am.

Police located 34-year-old Mikael Arjani with extensive injuries as a result of a beating. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment where he died of his injuries over a month after the incident.

William Brown was originally charged with aggravated assault and now stands charged with Manslaughter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Homicide Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at