The following information has been provided by the Ottawa Police. I wish to once again express my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Omar Al-Khalidi.

The Ottawa Police Homicide Unit has arrested and charged an individual with second-degree murder following the shooting death of Omar Al-Khalidi.

A 17-year-old will appear in court today. He will not be named as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The Homicide Unit wishes to thank the public for its assistance in this investigation. Homicide investigations are often complex and challenging, and the assistance of the community is necessary.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Homicide Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493.

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