Gatineau gas station death now a homicide, police say

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Police in Gatineau, Que., are investigating the city's second homicide of 2020 after a man was found unresponsive Saturday morning outside a gas station.

Officers were called to an Ultramar gas station on boulevard la Vérendrye Ouest shortly after 6:30 a.m.

First responders tried to resuscitate the man, but he was later pronounced dead in hospital, the Gatineau Police Service said in a media release.

He was identified by police days later as 35-year-old Matthew Francis O'Heron.

Officers cordoned off the scene to investigate the death, which was originally considered suspicious.

Just before 4:45 p.m., police said the case was being treated as a homicide.

Gatineau police are asking anyone who might have information about his death to come forward.