Ottawa police investigating stabbing death of 19-year-old man in Centretown

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Police Homicide Unit is investigating the death of a 19-year-old man following a double-stabbing in Centretown.

The stabbing occurred in the area of Metcalfe and Albert streets at approximately 8:40 p.m. Monday. 

Police say officers located two victims with stab wounds.

Eric Hewer, 19, died from his injuries in hospital.

The second victim was treated for non life-threatening injuries.

The Ottawa Police Homicide Unit is leading the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 613-236-1222 ext. 5493 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

This is the 12th homicide of 2021 in Ottawa.

Last Thursday, Christopher Avery Houghton, 25, of Ottawa died after being stabbed in a home on Sherry Lane.


This is a breaking news story. CTV News Ottawa will update the story as more information becomes available.

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