Update – Yosif Al-Hasnawi shot to death after trying to break up a fight in Hamilton

Hamilton police were called to the area of Main Street East and Wentworth Street South at approximately 9pm on December 2nd after receiving reports of a shooting.

Police said the victim, Yosif Al-Hasnawi 19, was attempting to help a man who was being accosted by 2 other men when he was shot.

Al-Hasnawi was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police are looking for 2 suspects. The first has been described as 20s, medium to darker complexion, a medium build and long black hair tied in a pony tail on top of his head. He was wearing a hood, jeans and a backpack. The second suspect was described as 20’s, light complection, bald shaved head, shorter and heavier than the first suspect. He was wearing a hood and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 905-546-4772

Update December 4th
James Anthony Robert Matheson, 20, was arrested on Monday December 4th and charged Accessory After the Fact of Murder.

Police are asking for help from the public in locating Dale Burningsky King, 19, pictured below. Burningsky King is wanted for second degree murder. Anyone with information that could assist Police is asked to contact Detective Doug Jonovich at (905) 546-4863.

Dale Burningsky King, 19 – Photo made available by Hamilton Police

Update December 7th
Hamilton Police Service and the OPP,  arrested Dale King on December 7th at approximately 4:30pm in Hagersville. A female was also arrested and and is under investigation for accessory after the fact.

The 2017 Hamilton Homicide Victim list is available here.