OTTAWA–Ottawa Police have issued a warrant for a city man in what is now a murder investigation, after the victim in a 2017 assault in Vanier died of his injuries.
On July 18, 2017, Gerald Leduc, 53, was assaulted on Selkirk Street in Vanier.
Leduc had been in a coma for six months: He died last month, police say.
The matter is now a homicide investigation and police are looking for Marco Michaud, 36, on a Second Degree Murder charge.
Michaud is white, 5′ 4″, 141lbs, with several tattoos.
He is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, say police.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Michaud is asked to call the Ottawa Police Major Crime Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)