Two men charged in Ottawa teen's stabbing death
Ottawa police have charged two young men with second degree murder in the weekend stabbing death of 17-year-old Issaiah Clachar.
18-year-old Keanu Croteau and 25-year-old Mohamad Hamade, both of Ottawa, faced the charges in court on Monday morning.
Investigators determined that the incident was not a random attack.
They are also facing additional charges of attempted murder in relation to a second stabbing victim, a man in his 20s.
Shortly after midnight on Sunday, Police and paramedics responded to reports of a stabbing on Jasmine Crescent in Ottawa's east end. On arrival, they found two people with stab wounds. A third person in his 20's was found a short time later with multiple soft tissue wounds.
Clachar was transported to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where he later died of his injuries.
A second victim, a 23-year-old man, was taken to hospital in serious, but stable condition.
Major Crime is investigating the incident. Police say two individuals are in custody and are expected to appear in court Monday.
Staff Sgt. Bruce Pirt says the incident started as a fight and quickly escalated.
A resident who does not want to be named said she could hear people arguing over cheques.
The stabbing happened next to an apartment building where 18-year-old Connor Stevenson was stabbed to death in April.
This is Ottawa's sixth homicide.