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Two charged in connection with homicide in Clarence-Rockland

The Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, has charged two individuals in connection with a homicide in Clarence-Rockland.

On July 23, 2020, shortly before 12:00 a.m., the OPP responded to a 911 call at a residence on Lemay Circle in Rockland. David TOBIN, age 42 of Clarence-Rockland, was located deceased inside the home. A 41-year old male was transported to hospital with life-altering injuries.

On August 5, 2020 search warrants were executed at four residences in the City of Ottawa. As a result of the investigation, the OPP, with assistance from the Ottawa Police Service, arrested two people on August 12, 2020.

Hassan DAHIS, age 20 and Mohammed MOUSSA, age 19, both residents of Ottawa, have each been charged under the Criminal Code with one count of First Degree Murder, section 235.1 and one count of Attempted Murder, section 239.1(b).

The accused individuals have been remanded in custody, with court appearances scheduled by video before the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal on August 13, 2020.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact the Russell County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Louise Sproule

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