Ottawa police arrest suspect in south-end homicide
Ottawa police have arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the city's first homicide of the year.
Joshua Brennan was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Ottawa, just hours after police issued a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest on charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder.
The incident happened in a south end apartment overnight, police said.
Ottawa police were called to a building on Saratoga Place around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found a man and a woman injured.
"The man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased in hospital," police said.
Police later identified the man as 45-year-old James Samson. A 50-year-old woman was injured and is in stable condition in hospital, they said.
Brennan is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
The 10-storey apartment building is in the 2700 block of Saratoga Place, just south of Hunt Club Road and west of Bank Street.
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