Ottawa

Lowertown stabbing now a homicide after victim dies

Ottawa police say a homicide investigation is now underway after the victim of a stabbing earlier this month on Murray Street died this weekend.

35-year-old man had already been arrested and charged

Police say they're now investigating a Feb. 8 stabbing on Murray Street as a homicide after the 44-year-old victim died this weekend. (Radio-Canada)

Ottawa police say a homicide investigation is now underway after a 44-year-old man stabbed in Lowertown earlier this month succumbed to his injuries.

Police first responded to the incident on the afternoon of Feb. 8 and found a man with serious injuries outside a building at 380 Murray St. 

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon. 

In a tweet Sunday, police said they are now investigating the case as a homicide after the victim died on the weekend.

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It's not clear if new charges have been laid against the man, whose name has not been released.

Police said the two men knew each other.