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Man charged in Ottawa's third homicide

Ottawa police have charged a man in the death of 19-year-old Ahmad Afrah Monday

Flowers tied to a tree outside 475 MacLaren Street, where police believe 19-year-old Ahmad Afrah, of Ottawa, fell to his death Monday night. Police have charged one man in his death. May 17, 2017.

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Flowers tied to a tree outside 475 MacLaren Street, where police believe 19-year-old Ahmad Afrah, of Ottawa, fell to his death Monday night. Police have charged one man in his death. May 17, 2017.

Ottawa Police have charged a man in the death of Ahmad Afrah, 19, who police believe plummeted to his death from a high-rise building.

The Major Crime Unit has charged Liban Gure, 29, with manslaughter and aggravated assault in the case, which police are investigating as the city’s third homicide.

Gure appeared in court on Thursday.

He was previously charged in Regina on January 10, 2015 along with two other men for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and breach of undertaking.

Police had initially been called to a high-rise apartment at 475 MacLaren Street, near Bank Street around 11 p.m. Monday night for a disturbance call. When officers arrived they found Afrah lying on the ground.

Paramedics had been called to the same location for a medical call.

Afrah did not live in the building, but a neighbor who gave her name as Ali, but did not wat to say her last name, said Afrah had friends in the building, including her son.

With files from Haley Ritchie.

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