A 21-year-old man is facing charges in Gatineau's first murder of the year.

Aaron Richards is charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old Ottawa man.

Gatineau police say the victim was stabbed at a home on Rue Ste-Helene sometime overnight on Friday.

The victim was there with a group of friends who arrived to collect a female friend's belongings.

The accused and the woman in the group had apparently just recently broken up.

At some point, the accused and the victim got into an altercation, and the victim was stabbed. The group fled and the man died on route to hospital.