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Man charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault in MacLaren Street highrise fall

Last Updated May 18, 2017 at 10:59 am EDT

OTTAWA – One man has been charged in connection to a death in Centretown earlier this week.

Around 10:50 p.m. Monday, patrol officers were called to a 16th floor apartment at 415 MacLaren Street for reports of a disturbance.

Several people were inside the apartment when the fight broke out between the victim, Ahmad Afrah, 19, and another man.

According to the Citizen, the fight moved to the balcony, where Afrah climbed over the balcony to escape his attacker.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, they found a man lying on the ground, with severe injuries.

He died at scene.

Liban Gure, 29, appeared in court Thursday where he was charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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