32-year-old Lee Germain shot and killed in Centretown Saturday
Ottawa Police have issued a Canada-wide warrant for 33-year-old Steven Frenette in the shooting death of 32-year-old Lee Germain on Saturday.
Police were called to an apartment building on McLeod Street near Bronson Avenue just after 4 p.m. for reports of shots being heard. Germain was rushed to hospital, but died from his injuries.
Frenette has been charged with first degree murder. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous.
A neighbour who was home on Saturday said she heard at least three shots.
“I went to the front window and I saw people running out of the laneway, they were running to a car,” said Soha Kneen.
Other neighbours reported suspicious activity at this apartment building in the past.
Online Sunday, friends offered condolences to Germain, who was a father to a little girl. Some mentioned his battle with addiction.
On Germain’s Facebook Page, his last post on November 26th said he was ‘going to the Royal Ottawa for a month or two,’ and that once he was there he would not be able to leave.
This marks the city's 21st homicide of 2016. It also marks the city's 65th shooting of the year.
Anyone with information on Frenette's whereabouts should call 911. If you have information about the shooting, you're asked to contact Ottawa Police.
Friends have also set up a fundraising page for Germain's family available here.