Update: Trayonte Eccleston pleads guilty to second-degree murder – Hamilton Homicide #11, 2021 – 17-year-old Keden Bond fatally shot on Mud Street

The 2021 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here

The Hamilton 2021 Homicide Map is available here

Hamilton police responded to the report of a shooting in the rear parking lot at 288 Mud Street West on August 6th at approximately 7:30pm. According to police two suspects approached three individuals who were standing in the parking lot and fired several shots at them.

The three victims were located and rushed to hospital. A 17-year-old male was pronounced deceased in hospital, and a 35-year-old male sustained life-altering injuries. The third victim, a 25-year-old male was treated for his injuries and has since been released. The identity of the deceased is not being released pending next of kin notification.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Frank De Vuono at 905-546-3827.

update August 9th: With the permission of the family, Hamilton Police have identified the deceased as 17-year-old Keden Bond.

According to a Hamilton police press release “Keden was born and raised in Hamilton and is a recent high school graduate. He is described as a loving son and brother, and was aspiring to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps to become an electrician.”

Update October 15th

After a lengthy investigation, the Hamilton Major Crime Unit executed four warrants in Hamilton and Halton on October 14th. Hamilton Police K9 Unit, Hamilton Police Emergency Response Unit, Halton Emergency Response Unit and Niagara Emergency Response Unit, arrested six people.

Police said they seized a number of guns and drugs, including four semi-automatic handguns, one fully automatic machine pistol, bulletproof vests, three silencers, ammunition and approximately $185,000 in cocaine and fentanyl.

Investigators discovered a link between the arrests and the homicides of Keden Bond and Sabir Omar.

Trayonte Eccleston, 19, of Halton has been arrested and charged with:

  • First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder x2 (Bond Homicide)
  • First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder x 1 (Omer Homicide)
  • 17 firearm-related charges
  • Possession for Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession for Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Proceeds of Crime Over $5000

Update on December 22nd 2023,
Trayonte Eccleston pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection to the death. According to the Hamilton Spectator “Eccleston pleaded guilty to the lesser charge after into entering a plea deal with the Crown. He also pleaded guilty to a drug trafficking charge that stemmed from a search warrant at his Milton home after the murder.”

A youth who cannot be named was also charged with first-degree murder, still remains before the courts. 

The case returns to court Jan. 19 to set a date for Eccleston’s sentencing.