Hamilton police are investigating after Dwayne Bride, 42, was found unresponsive at the corner of Hess and Bold st in the early morning of June 3rd.
Detective Sgt. Peter Thom of the Hamilton Police said “He was found lying on the sidewalk at about 2:45 a.m. after being stabbed with some sort of “sharp-edged weapon”. Bride was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital where he died of his injuries.
Police said Bride was with his family in the East end until around 10pm and are looking for witnesses who can help piece together Bride’s last moments.
Update June 23.
A 16 year old boy who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with second degree murder in connection to the death of Dwayne Bride. Det. Sgt. Dave Oleniuk of the homicide unit said the charged is accused of insulting Dwayne Bride before stabbing him to death with a knife he was carrying.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Andrew Coughlan at 905-546-3874 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
The 2017 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here.
Police responded to a cal at Chesapeake Dr. in Waterdown on May 2nd at around 4:00pm on report of gunshots. Police found 39 year old Angelo Musitano suffering from several gunshot wounds in his truck that was parked in the driveway of his home.
Musitano was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital where he died from his injuries.
Police believe the homicide was targeted and are looking for the shooter who has been described as:
Male stalky build, wearing a dark toque, black jacket, grey pants and dark shoes.
Update May 9.
Police have determined though video evidence that the suspect fled the scene in a burgundy 2006 Ford Fusion with rusty rims. The getaway car was found abandoned on May 2017 in the area of Fenton Drive and Braeheid Avenue in Waterdown. Police believe the vehicle was abandoned and the suspect fled in another vehicle. Instigators are asking anyone who witnessed a second vehicle in the area or any suspicious circumstances to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-546-4167.
The 2017 Hamilton Homicide Victim list is available here.
On April 28th at around 2:30am a man drove a vehicle into a Pioneer Gas Station at 333 Upper Centennial Parkway in Hamilton. The man was covered in blood.
The victim was able to get help from a passerby who called 911. Emergency crews took the victim to hospital where he died of his injuries on April 30th.
The police are not releasing any other details at this time to protect the integrity of the case.
Update: The victim has been identifies as Hayder Qasim-Rushdi 33, of Mississauga. Qasim-Rushdi was not known to police.
Police have issued warrants for the arrest of three 17 year old girls, who can’t be named as they are minors. It is believed that the girls were working as escorts. The knife used in the murder has been located, and the victim’s vehicle is under forensic analysis.
Update May 4th
Two females have now been arrested after turning themselves into police.
This is the 3rd homicide in Hamilton this year. The 2017 Homicide Victim List is available here.
James Acker 86, was attacked in his sleep on the night of January 28th at St. Joseph’s Villa, by a resident who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Both Acker and the assailant suffer from alzheimer’s.
Acker was taken to the Hamilton General Hospital with severe head trauma, where he remained until his death on April 16th. Acker’s family said he never recovered from the attack.
The autopsy revealed the cause of Acker’s death to be result of the beating.
Hamilton police said the suspect in this case is not facing criminal charges due to his disease.
The 2017 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here.
Hamilton police responded to report of a disturbance at 210 Parkdale Av N on April 1st at around 3:30pm. Police arrived to find Melvin Jn’marie 40, in the alleyway behind the building, suffering from unspecified injuries.
Jn’marie was rushed to Hamilton General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Antonio Sedeno Charles 30, of Brampton, was arrested on April 2nd, and is facing a second degree murder charge in the death of Jn’marie.
It had been 171 days since Hamilton’s last homicide.
The 2016 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here.
Hamilton police were called 526 King Street East at around 12:30am on October 6th on report of a stabbing. Police arrived to find Marcel Chartrand 31, outside the home with a serious stab wound.
Chartrand was transported to Hospital where he died of his injuries.
Robert Vandyk 33, who had been staying with Chartrand and his family has been charged with second degree murder.
66 year old Wayne Bell is facing first degree murder charges after 65 year old Marilyn Mitton was pulled from her 7th floor unit without vital signs after a fire broke out at 200 Jackson st west early afternoon on July 31st.
Marilyn Mitton was rushed to the Hamilton General hospital where she was pronounced dead. Police said the suspect and the victim were known to each-other.
Anyone with any information should contact Detective Andrea Richard at 905-546-4067.
Find links to the past 10 Hamilton homicides below.
Tammy Le – January 23th
Richard Crowder – January 24th
Jonathon Styres – February 4th
Neil Harris – Feb 18th
Joseph Colson – March 25th
Aerlaena Smith – April 16th
Michael Milroy- April 16th
Sang Ju (Gina) Milroy – April 16th
Jenna Gazolla – April 18th
Vincenzo Lofaro – May 13th
Hamilton police were called to Club 77 on reports of shots fired at around 3:20 am on May 13. On arrival they found a man dead and a woman with a non life threatening wound. Club 77 is located 280 meters away from the Downtown police station.
Police have not released the name of the victim.
King William is closed between John st north and Mary st as the investigation continues.
The man killed outside Club 77 was an employee at the bar. Police have identified the victim as Vincenzo Lofaro, 46.
UPDATE – September 1
Rebaz Resh, 25, Waed Alabd Alnabi, 25, and Ammar Nabulsi, 26 were arrested on August 31st and charged with first degree murder in the death of Lofaro.
UPDATE – September 2
At around 7am on September 2nd the 4th suspect was arrested by Hamilton police after a search warrant was issued for the man’s home on Thursday September 1st. His name has not been released at this time. The man is also facing first degree murder charges in the death of Lofaro.
Police were called to 100 Forest Ave on April 18th after the building superintendent saw Jenna Gazzola’s dog wandering the hallway outside her unit. Police arrived to find Jenna Gazzola 34, dead in her unit.
Police said there were signs of forced entry and a struggle.
Jenna Gazzola was a teacher, and daughter of Guelph police officer Marino Gazzola, lived only doors away from the accused. Shane Shakeshaft, 27, has been charged with first degree murder.
Police said that there is no connection between the Shakeshaft and Gazzola other than the fact that they were both tenants in the same building.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Ross Johnson at