A 24-year-old man is dead, becoming Ottawa's first homicide of 2017, after a stabbing at a home on Joseph Cyr Street in the Cyrville neighbourhood early this morning.
Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to 1155 Joseph Cyr St. — a home on a small street between Cyrville Road and Lemieux Street that also boasts a hotel and a car dealership — at 5:30 a.m. ET Thursday.
The man was found in critical condition and was taken to hospital, according to Ottawa Police Service spokesman Const. Chuck Benoit.
Police have identified him as 24-year-old Brian Boucher of Ottawa.
No arrests have been made, police said, and the major crimes unit is investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to call the unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).