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Suspect in Laurier Avenue fatal hit and run caught on Rideau Centre surveillance

Ottawa police have released a description of the suspect, in hopes of identifying him.
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2019-05-16 hit and run suspect
Suspect in fatal hit and run downtown Ottawa, May 16, 2019. Photo/ Ottawa Police Service

The Ottawa Police Service is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect in a hit and run which left a cyclist dead. 

Officers say the collision happened at 7:20 a.m., Thursday, on Laurier Avenue West near Elgin Street. The vehicle and cyclist were both travelling west on Laurier Avenue West at the time. The driver then fled the scene of the collision. 

The abandoned vehicle was located on the MacKenzie King Bridge. 

The suspect is described as:

  • Indigenous man
  • 5' 10'' (178 cm)
  • Skinny with long black hair 
  • Seen after the incident on a surveillance camera at the Rideau Centre
  • Was wearing a light-coloured jacket over a hoodie, blue jeans and white sneakers with two stripes on the side
  • Was carrying a blue backpack 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Collision Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 2481. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca. 





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