Hamilton Police responded to a 911 call at 16 St. Matthews Avenue, near Barton Street on July 15tth at approximately 4:00am.
On arrival police located a 17-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound. The teen was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries later that morning.
Police are searching for two male persons of interest that were seen fleeing the scene. Police said the men are believed to be in their early 20’s who exited the rear of the residence and fled down an alleyway in an unknown direction. Police said one of the persons of interest may have a short brown buzz cut, while the other has long brown hair.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Geoffrey Burbidge at 905-546-2288.
Update July 17th
The suspect was located by uniformed police near the scene and arrested at 2:35 a.m. ton July 16th. 21-year-old Devante Skye-Davis, has been charged with manslaughter in relation to the shooting death of Myah Larmond and appeared at the John Sopinka Courthouse via video.
Police said “At this time, the evidence supports an element of carelessness and recklessness by the accused. There is currently no evidence to suggest the victim was the intended target.”
Police have not located the firearm and ask residents to thoroughly search their property in case the weapon has been tossed or concealed.