Hamilton Homicide #7 – 38-year-old David Anderson fatally shot in a central Hamilton alley

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Hamilton police responded to the report of a shooting in alleyway between Birch Avenue and Gibson Avenue on April 28th at approximately 10:30pm.

Police and paramedics located 38-year-old David Anderson suffering from gunshot injuries. He was transported to the General Hospital, where he later died of his injuries at approximately 11:15 p.m. Police believe Anderson was the victim of a robbery.

Anyone with information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective David Brewster at 905-546-4067.

Update April 30th
Hamilton police have released video surveillance of the four suspects fleeing the scene of the shooting in an alleyway just west of Chestnut Ave.
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The suspects can only be described as four males at this time and were last observed running eastbound from Gibson Street toward Chestnut Avenue.

Update June 23
Hamilton police are asking the public to view new images of the suspects.

The images show two of the four male suspects believed to be involved in the homicide of David Anderson. These images were captured just prior to the shooting.

Police said “Investigators believe that David Anderson was murdered over an unknown amount of marijuana and possibly currency.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective David Brewster of the Major Crime Unit at 905-546-4067.

Update Charges Laid: Hamilton Homicide #1 – David Stevens fatally shot on Harvey Street

Hamilton police responded to report of gunshots at a seven-bedroom rooming house located at 21 Harvey Street, on January 29th at approximately 11:30pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 46-year-old David Stevens suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. Police are not releasing the victim’s identity pending next of kin notification.

Police believe there were three male suspects who attended the residence in a four-door, silver colored sedan. Investigators are in the process of collecting video in hopes to obtain a more detailed description of the suspects.

March 6, a 19-year-old male from Hamilton was arrested for the murder of David Stevens. He was released unconditionally after being interviewed by police. He remains a suspect in the investigation.

April 30, Major Crime investigators interviewed a 20-year-old man from Hamilton. He is believed to be the third person who entered the Harvey Street residence. This individual was informed of his status in the case.

Update June 3rd
Investigators have charged 23-year-old Shajjad Idrish of Stoney Creek with First Degree murder in the killing of David Stevens. Police said Shajjad Idrish was arrested by Brantford Police Service back on February 14, 2020, for the murder of Jason Kossatz, and the Attempted Murder of two other persons that occurred on February 8, 2020, at the Galaxy Motel on Colborne Street in Brantford. Idrish has remained in custody since his arrest in Brantford in February.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Richard Wouters at 905-546-4921..

Update, Suspect found deceased – Hamilton Homicide #11 / 12: Hamilton police are investigating a double homicide on the Central Mountain

Hamilton Police responded to an address on the Central Mountain early evening on November 2dn, to check on the well-being of the residents.

Police arrived at the home to find a deceased man and woman, both of whom had been shot. According to HPS the shooting appears to be targetted. The victims have been identified as Donald Lowe, 62, and Cheryl Nicholl, 32.

Police are looking for 35-year-old David Thomson. He is described as white, male, 6’1 and approximately 190 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous. The suspect may be driving a grey 2013 Dodge Ram pickup with licence AX70104 or a black 2014 GM Sierra with licence plate AY43816. 

*If seen, police asked that you call 911 immediately!
Anyone with information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact 905-546-3874.

Update November 4th
In the early morning hours on Monday, November 4, 2019, Hamilton Police Service Major Crime Unit confirmed that David Thomson, 35, was located at a motel in Brantford. Police arrived at the motel to find Thomson deceased in the room. Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the double homicide. 

The 2019 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here

International manhunt has been issued for the arrest of Ibrahim Issak-Hussen who has fled the country: Hamilton Homicide #10 – Obsa Junedi-Mohamed shot to death outside Boulevard Billiards

Hamilton police were called to Boulevard Billiards located at 303 York Blvd on October 19th at approximately 1:35 am on a report of a shooting that occurred outside of the establishment.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Obsa Junedi-Mohamed, 29, of Hamilton, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and without vital signs. Junedi-Mohamed was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 Hamilton Police are now looking for two male suspects who were seen arguing with the victim prior to the shooting. The first suspect has been described as a lighter-skinned black male, no facial hair, wearing a dark toque, dark hoody, and dark puffy jacket. The second suspect has been described as a darker-skinned black male, wearing a dark hoody, dark pants and a dark jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rich Wouters of the Major Crime Unit by calling 905-546-4921.

On October 21st, Hamilton police issued a warrant for the arrest of Ibrahim Issak-Hussen for the first-degree murder of Junedi-Mohamed. Issak-Hussen goes by the street name of ‘Seemo’. He should be considered armed and dangerous. 

As a result of the photos released police were able to identify both Issak-Hussen , and the driver of the white, four-door sedan.

The driver turned himself in at Central Police Station on October 21st with his lawyer. He was arrested for First Degree Murder and Accessory After the Fact to Murder. According to police the individual participated in a lengthy interview and was released unconditionally.

Police are also looking to speak with a second passenger He is described as an Asian male wearing a dark winter coat with fur trim on the hood. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rich Wouters of the Major Crime Unit at 905-546-4921.

Update October 25th
According to Hamilton police investigators learned from the Canadian Border Services Agency on October 24th that Ibrahim Issak-Hussen took a flight from Toronto to Ethiopia on October 20th, less than 36 hours after police allege he shot and killed 29-year-old Obsa Junedi-Mohamed. Police say he boarded the plane before they knew he was the killer. Investigators will now engage in an international manhunt for the arrest of Ibrahim Issak-Hussen.

The 2019 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here

Update charges laid: Hamilton Homicide #8 – Gerald Lawrence found dead in an apartment on Queenston Road

Hamilton Police and Paramedics attended a residence inside 555 Queenston Road, in response to reports of a medical incident on September 29th at approximately 10:00pm.

The victim who has been identified as Gerald Lawrence, 76, was found deceased with “some type of trauma”  in his 3rd floor apartment at 555 Queenston Road, where he lived alone. Police will not be releasing the cause of death at this time for investigative reasons.

Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk, of the major crime unit, said they believe the incident took place sometime around 2:00pm on September 29th.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Detective Geoff Burbidge by calling 905-546-2288.

Update October 1st
Hamilton Police Service Major Crime Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested 48-year-old Sandro De Oliveira of Hamilton ON September 30th for the murder of Gerry Lawrence. De Oliveira has been charged with second degree murder.

The 2019 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here

Hamilton police investigating the city’s 6th homicide of 2019

Hamilton police responded to report of a shooting near an apartment on Carling Street, near King Street and Highway 403, at 11:45 pm on July 7th.

Emergency crews arrived to find a male victim described as having a Mediterranean complexion, possibly in his 20’s suffering from obvious trauma. He was reported deceased at the scene.

Two men were seen fleeing the scene in a sedan and traveling east on Main Street from Macklin Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Andrew Coughlan at 905-546-3874.

No other information is available at this time. Police said more details be released later today.

Police have identified the victim as Suleiman Husaini, 31, of Toronto.

The 2019 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here

Update: Two arrests made, one outstanding – Carel Douse dies after being stabbed at King St and East Ave

Hamilton Police responded to the area of East Ave and King Street on report of a stabbing on May 19th at approximately 3:00am.

Police arrived at the scene to find Carel Douse, 33, suffering from a life threatening stab wound. 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 has 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.

The 2019 Hamilton Homicide Victim List is available here

44-year-old Cece Luppino shot to death in Hamilton’s first homicide of 2019

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Hamilton police responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting at 56 Mountain Brow Blvd, on January 30th at approximately 5:55pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find a 44-year-old Cece Luppino suffering from a fatal gunshot wound.

Police are looking for a suspect described as male, black, average or athletic build, wearing a black waist-length winter coat black pants, black boots, black toque, and grey shirt. The suspect was seen walking through the neighbouring property at 52 Mountain Brow Blvd, and into the victim’s open garage. After the shooting the victim fled southbound on Rendell Blvd.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Doug Jonovich at 905-546-4863.

This is the first Hamilton Homicide of 2019. Last year’s list is available here.

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Toronto is still ahead with the highest homicide rate per capita of the ten major cities. Edmonton is now in second.

Brampton, Montreal and Toronto projected homicides are up over 2017 totals.

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City Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 92 97.6 3.6 63
Montreal 1704694 29 30.8 1.8 24
Calgary 1239220 15 15.9 1.3 28
Ottawa 934243 16 17.0 1.8 14
Edmonton 932546 27 28.6 3.1 42
Mississauga 721599 9 9.5 1.3 9
Winnipeg 705224 18 19.1 2.7 21
Vancouver 631486 14 14.9 2.4 17
Brampton 593638 13 13.8 2.3 6
Hamilton 536917 9 9.5 1.8 10

Fatal Stabbing near Lime Ridge Mall is Hamilton’s 9th homicide of 2018

Hamilton police responded to a report of a stabbing in the Upper Wentworth/Kingfisher area, on December 7th at approximately 4:30pm. The stabbing occurred in the plaza containing Toys R us.

Police and paramedics arrived to find two people suffering from stab wounds, one without vitals. The victims were rushed to hospital where one male victim was pronounced deceased. 

Police have identified the 17-year-old victim, however, a publication ban has been placed due to his age. Police said an 18-year-old male turned himself in to police on December 8th at approximately 11:00pm. 

Update Dawson Farr, 18, and Tae Yoon Park, Also known as Dan Park, 27, have both been charged with Manslaughter and Assault with a Weapon.

Update March 31st, 2021
According to The Hamilton Spectator, the victim and his friends planned to rob their drug dealer of $800 to $850-worth of cocaine, when the teen was stabbed twice in the chest and died.

Crown Attorney David King said The case will boil down to two main issues: was Farr acting in self-defence? And if it was self-defence, is Farr still guilty of manslaughter, because the death happened during the commission of an unlawful act?

Click here for the Hamilton 2018 homicide count and victim list