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Second arrest made in Gatineau homicide

GATINEAU, QC —
Gatineau police say a second man has been arrested in connection with a homicide in the city.

In a press release Tuesday morning, police said Nicholas Brazeau-D’Avignon, 31, was arrested Monday evening after being the subject of an arrest warrant.

He was wanted in connection with the stabbing death of a 35-year-old Peterborough man. Brazeau-D’Avignon was arrested without incident, police said, and will face a charge of second-degree murder.

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Matthew Francis O’Heron was found outside the Ultramar gas station on boulevard La Verendrye Ouest at around 6:35 a.m. Nov. 14. He died in hospital that night.

One suspect, Danny Hamel-Racine, was arrested Nov. 17 and is also facing a charge of second-degree murder.

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Gatineau police said the investigation is ongoing and that further arrests may occur.

There have been three homicides in Gatineau so far this year.

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