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Gatineau police say body found at gas station is city’s 3rd homicide of 2020

Gatineau police say a man is facing second-degree murder charges after a body was found at a gas station over the weekend. Lars Hagberg

Police in Gatineau, Que., say a body discovered early Saturday at a gas station is the city’s third homicide of the year.

Police said they received a call at 6:35 a.m. on Saturday from a person who had discovered a man’s body outside the Ultramar gas station at 1385 La Vérendrye Ouest Blvd. in Gatineau.

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The victim was later pronounced dead in hospital, police said.

The incident was first deemed a suspicious death, and now police confirm it is now being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information related to the case is asked to call Gatineau police at 819-243-INFO (4636).

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Editor’s note: Police initially stated the incident was Gatineau’s second homicide of the year but later corrected to say third.

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