Hamilton Homicide 8 – Natasha Thompson shot to death in the East End

Hamilton police were called to a townhouse complex at 17 Lang Street shortly before 5:00 pm on November 6th on report of shots fired.

Police arrived to find 36 year old Natasha Thompson, suffering from gunshot wounds. Thompson was rushed to hospital, however was pronounced dead before arriving.

Police were searching for Mark Joseph Champagne 41, after he was last seen heading towards the Parkdale & Melvin area on foot. Champagne was described as male, non-white, 41 years, 200lb, 6 feet tall, black hair short on the sides and longer on the top, usually wears removable gold grills on his front teeth.

Update: Hamilton police stated that Mark Champagne turned himself in to Toronto Police Service at approximately 4:30 am on November 7th. Champagne has since been charged with second degree murder in the domestic related homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ross Johnson of the Homicide Unit by calling 905-546-3827.

The 2017 Hamilton Homicide Victim list is available here