Ottawa

Charges laid in Gatineau's 1st homicide of 2019

A 33-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Ottawa man in Gatineau last month. 

Raffat A. Mohamed charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of Jeffrey Claude Godin

Jeffrey Claude Godin of Ottawa was shot July 23 in the Hull sector of Gatineau, and later died of his injuries in hospital. (Stu Mills/CBC)

A 33-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Ottawa man in Gatineau last month.

Raffat A. Mohamed has been charged in connection to the death of Jeffrey Claude Godin, 42, who was shot July 23 and later succumbed to his injuries. 

Police received a report of shots fired in the area of Laval Street in the city's Hull sector around 8 p.m. Godin was found unconscious inside a residential building, and was later pronounced dead at the Hull hospital. 

A suspect was arrested at the scene of the shooting and interrogated. Gatineau police said eyewitnesses reported seeing others flee the area before officers arrived.

The shooting was the city's first homicide of 2019. There were four homicides in Gatineau in 2018.

Mohamed appeared in court in Gatineau Monday morning.