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Ottawa police arrest youth suspect in Murray Street homicide

The Ottawa Police Service is still calling for help identifying persons of interest related to a raucous party that caused property damage on Russell Avenue on Oct. 2, 2021. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Ottawa police say they have arrested a 17-year-old suspect in connection with a killing in Lowertown earlier this month.

Two men were shot and one was left with serious injuries in an incident on Murray Street on the evening of Aug. 10.

Read more: 1 man killed, another injured in Lowertown shooting, say Ottawa police

Creflo Tansia, 18, was killed in the shooting.

Homicide investigators issued a Canada-wide warrant for the arrest of a 17-year-old boy on Monday.

Police said in a short update Tuesday that the accused turned himself in that afternoon. He faces a charge of first-degree murder.

In accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, Global News has since removed the name and photos of the accused from this article.

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Investigators also believe the accused did not act alone and are asking for the public’s help in identifying other possible suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493. Anonymous tips can be provided via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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