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Melvin Jn’marie, Hamilton’s first victim of homicide in 2017

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 at 12 homicides after the stabbing death of Marcel Chartrand

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.

Hamilton at 11 homicides after an apartment fire claimed the life of Marilyn Mitton.

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

UPDATE: Vincenzo Lofaro dead in downtown Hamilton shooting

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.

Jenna Gazzola found dead in her Hamilton Apartment

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


Aerlaena Smith, Michael Milroy and James Milroy dead in Stoney Creek shooting

Hamilton police responded to a report of a shooting at 33 Valrose Dr. in Stoney Creek on Saturday April 16th. Police arrived to find three  dead and one injured at the residence.

The victims have been identified as Aerlaena Smith 19,  Michael Milroy 32 and James Milroy 37. The mother of the tow Milroy men, a 69 year old woman was also transported to hospital where she remains in critical condition.

Still unclear of who did the shooting, however Hamilton Police say the investigation is ongoing and they are not seeking any suspects.


Police have said that James Milroy shot his girlfriend Aerlaena Smith and brother Michael Milroy before turning the gun on himself. The gun was registered to James Milroy.


April 27: Sang Ju (Gina) Milroy died on April 27th after spending nearly 2 weeks in hospital in critical condition after being shot by her son James Milroy 37.

Joseph Colson dies from a gunshot wound in Hamilton

Hamilton Police responded to a 911 call on Good Friday March 25th on Jackson st across from the CHCH building where they found Joseph Colson 43, suffering from an injury.

Paramedics said Colson had been shot and was transported to Hamilton General where he died from his injury, however Police wouldn’t confirm the incident involved a shooting or not.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Tom Hutton at 905-546-3926. Area residents can also speak to officers on scene. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or crimestoppershamilton.com


Hamilton police are looking for Gary Michael White 48, Joseph Colson’s cousin in connection with Colson’s murder. Police have said that White should be considered armed and dangerous, he should not be approached.


Gary Michael White, 48, of no fixed address turned himself in to Hamilton police on Monday March 28th. He will plead not guilty to the charges of second degree murder.

Hamilton Man Shot and Killed on Mountain Yesterday Afternoon

Hamilton had its fourth homicide of 2016, as a man was shot around 4:30 pm yesterday February 18th, outside a barbershop on Upper Wellington between Queensdale and Brucedale in Ward 7. Efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful. Hamilton Police have reported that the man was in his 40’s, but have not released his name pending notification of his next of kin.

With regards to suspects, the police release states: “4 black males were observed running away in various directions following the reports of the shooting taking place.”


Hamilton police have identified the victim as Neil Harris 40, of Hamilton.

UPDATE: Erick Reid 25, and Odain Gardner 23 are facing first degree murder charges in the death of Neil Harris.

Peter Khill charged in Hamilton’s third murder of 2016

Around 3:30am on February 4th, Hamilton were called to a home on hwy 56 in Glanbrook on reports of a shooting. The victim did not live at the home, but was apparently trying to steal the homeowner’s truck when he was shot. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The homeowner has been arrested. Police are not releasing the name of the victim or the assailant at this time.


The homeowner Peter Khill 26, has been charges with second degree murder. Police still have not released the name of the victim.


Police have identified the victim as Jonathon Dwight Styres, 29, of Ohsweken. An autopsy examination is scheduled for Friday.