Ottawa man wanted for Attempted Murder

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UPDATE: SUSPECT ARRESTED

(Ottawa) –The Ottawa Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit is seeking public assistance to locate Yaheya BENAMIAR. He is wanted in relation to the shooting on Anderson Street on March 24th.

Yaheya BENAMIAR, 19 years old of Ottawa, will be charged with:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Discharge Firearm
  • Use of firearm in the commission of an Offence
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon

He is described as a light skinned male, 5’10” (178cm), 143lbs (65kg) young looking with a bit of a belly, medium length curly/wavy black hair, and peach fuzz on his cheeks. He was wearing a black jacket, dark pants and black high tops (see picture.)

He is considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach him; please contact 911 if you see him.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police Guns and Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.