The shooting took place in the backyard of a home on private Patola Street near Cahill Drive on May 27, 2018. (File photo )
An Ottawa judge declared a procedural violation in a fatal backyard shooting case in May 2018, according to the lawyer for the defense, Mark Ertel.
Tristan Campbell, 39, was facing one count of second degree murder in the shooting death of Abdifatah Osman on May 27, 2018.
However, according to Me Ertel, the jury failed to reach a verdict after three days of deliberation, leading the judge to declare a procedural violation.
Mr. Osman, 31, was shot in the backyard of a home on private Patola Street near Cahill Drive, south of Ottawa, in what was described by police. police as a neighborhood dispute gone wrong.
Residents of private Patola Street said what started as a backyard barbecue met a violent end and led to the area being locked down for five hours.
Ottavian Tristan Campbell (File photo)
At the time, several neighbors explained that the incident began with an argument between two women who lived in townhouses across from each other.
The shooting occurred in a densely populated neighborhood where many young families live.
A woman was also shot and wounded during incident and taken to hospital. She survived.
Mr. Campbell was also found not guilty on two counts of attempted murder.
Mr. Ertel believes this is a good result for his client.
The Crown could, however, bring a new trial. However, according to Me Ertel, this could not begin for a year. The other option for the Crown would be to try to work out a plea deal with Mr. Campbell.
With information from CBC News