Gatineau police use a canine unit to search Rue Laval following a homicide on Tuesday night.
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Gatineau police and the Ottawa guns and gangs unit raided an Ottawa home Tuesday night and arrested a man in connection with the June 23 slaying of a 42-year-old Ottawa man in Gatineau.Police said the raid occurred at about 6:30 p.m. at 519 Gilmour St., near Lyon Street in Ottawa’s Centretown neighbourhood.Sean William Newell, 53, was arrested at the scene, where police seized a weapon.Police said the gun will be tested to see if it can be linked to the shooting death of Jeffrey Claude Godin of Ottawa.Newell was taken to the Gatineau police station and was to appear in Quebec court Wednesday.Gatineau police spokesperson Const. Andrée East stressed that the immediate charges concern illegal possession of a firearm.“The individual is not being charged in the homicide,” East said. “Further investigations are underway.”Gatineau noted that Ottawa police may be laying their own charges “concerning other offences in their territory.”Residents called police to a residence at 180 Rue de Laval, near Rue de Verdun, in the former Hull area, after hearing what they believed were gunshots.At the scene, police found an unconscious man with what appeared to be gunshot wounds on the ground outside the building.Describing the victim as being in serious condition, police began resuscitation efforts, which were taken over by paramedics, who worked on the victim’s injuries en route to the Hull hospital.The victim died that night.A man was taken into custody that evening, but constable East said that was not Newell.Gatineau police said in a brief release last week that that man was not charged in the homicide, although he did appear this week in court on another case and was remanded into custody.The June 23 slaying was Gatineau’s first homicide of 2019.ALSO IN THE NEWS: Cyclists gather at city hall to mourn Orléans teen, press for safety improvements‘Towering’ smoke signals lead police to trio burning wire casingPolice seek missing offender known to frequent Ottawa area