Update:Carel Douse dies after being stabbed at King St and East Ave

Hamilton Police responded to the area of East Ave and King Street at a makeshift after-hours bar inside a King Street East barbershop on report of a stabbing on May 19th at approximately 3:00am.

Police arrived at the scene to find Carel Douse, 33, suffering from life threatening stab wounds injuring his pelvis and, critically, the abdominal aorta, causing massive internal bleeding. Douse was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Police believe the suspects ran northbound on East Avenue and traveled in a westerly direction through Beemer Park. Daniel Wise, 28, of Hamilton, and Samitar Hassan, 22, of the Toronto area, are wanted for first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Carel Douse.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Shane Coveyduck of the Major Crime Unit at 905-546-3843.

Update July 4th, 2019
Samitar Hassan was arrested in Toronto on June 20, 2019, on unrelated charges. He was then transferred to Hamilton where he is facing a charge of first degree murder. Police are still searching for Daniel Wise, 28, of Hamilton and Alieu Jeng of the Toronto area. Both Wise and Jeng are facing first degree murder charges.

Update July 16th
Hamilton police with the help of Peel police arrested Daniel Wise, at a residential dwelling located on Hobart Gardens, Brampton on July 12th. Wise has been formally charged with 1st-degree murder in relation to the homicide of Carel Douse.

A Canada-Wide Warrant had been issued for the third suspect Alieu Jeng, who is wanted for first degree murder. Police believe Jeng is in the GTA and that he may have changed his appearance by shaving his head.

Update Alieu Jeng, 27, was arrested by Toronto police just before 9 p.m. Friday, July 26 and was transported back to Hamilton

Jeng, Wise, and Samatar Hassan, who plead guilty to manslaughter in the case and were sentenced in April 2021 to six years in prison, less three years time-served.

Update March 24
Justice Toni Skarica announced that both Alieu Jeng and Daniel Wise have been found guilty of First-degree murder and are sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole for 25 years.

The 2019 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here