Ottawa police say they have obtained a Canada-wide warrant for a male suspect following a fatal shooting in the South Keys neighbourhood on Sunday.
Police said Monday afternoon they are searching for 34-year-old Tristan Campbell, who is wanted on three charges, including second-degree murder. Investigators said Campbell should be considered to be “armed and dangerous.”
The shooting, which occurred at a rowhouse on Patola Private, left 31-year-old Abdifatah Osman dead.
A spokesperson for the Ottawa Police Service confirmed earlier Monday the victim died at the scene, marking the city’s 14th homicide of the year.
A 23-year-old woman was also rushed to hospital with a gunshot wound and remains in hospital in stable condition, according to police. Her identity has not been released.
The police department’s major crimes unit, which is investigating the homicide, is appealing to the public to help them locate Campbell – but warned that anyone with information regarding his location should not approach him and should call 911 immediately.
Const. Chuck Benoit said Monday morning that police received the 911 call for service at approximately 7:20 p.m. on Sunday.
Benoit declined to say how many officers were involved in the operation at Patola Private – located off Cahill Drive, approximately four blocks east of the South Keys Shopping Centre in Ottawa’s south end.
Ottawa police originally tweeted just before 10:30 p.m. that the operation involved a barricaded person and asked residents to remain indoors and avoid the area. They also closed some roads.
Officers later clarified there wasn’t, in fact, a person barricaded in the home. Benoit said the original statement from police was based on information they had received about the direction in which the suspect ran.
Police tweeted again shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday that they had concluded their operation and gave the all-clear for residents to return home and “resume activities.”
Officials are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to call the 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 – or by downloading the Ottawa police app.