Police looking for missing man last seen near Hazeldean, possibly armed

UPDATE, MARCH 8: The Ottawa Citizen has a more details about the events on Friday from a bank hold-up on Hazeldean Road to the police incident in Toronto that evening.

UPDATE, SATURDAY, 11:00pm: Via the Ottawa Citizen: “A 30-year-old Ottawa man shot dead by Toronto police late Friday had struggled with bipolar disorder for most of his life and thought of himself as a ‘lost boy.'” (See also CBC Ottawa.)

UPDATE, SATURDAY 9:30am: We were just told by police that they are no longer searching for Devon Lafleur, and there is no danger to the public.


Ottawa Police put out the following media advisory late on Friday. Unconfirmed reports said that there was an armed bank robbery in the 400 Block of Hazeldean in Kanata South that happened around 10:30am this morning. Police tell StittsvilleCentral.ca that the investigation is ongoing, and could not confirm if that incident is linked to the missing man.

The Ottawa Police Service is asking public assistance to locate missing Devon Lafleur, 30 years old of Ottawa.  He was last seen this morning in the area of Hazeldean Road.

He is described as a Caucasian male, 6’2″ (188cm), medium build with close cropped hair. He was wearing a camouflage jacket and beige pants. His family is concerned for his safety.

He may be armed with a handgun. Devon is driving a white Ford Escape with Ontario license plate BNNS534.

If you see Devon Lafleur, please do not approach him. Contact police immediately, by dialing 911.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.


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