Hamilton, Ontario ,

Arrest Warrant Issued in Short Term Rental Property Shooting

Hamilton Police are looking for an armed and dangerous male that threatened a short term rental property manager when he fired a shot into the ceiling before leaving.

On August 9, 2020, three males arrived at a short term rental on Aberdeen Avenue in Hamilton. Within a short time, there were complaints from other residents that they were causing a disturbance. The property manager attended to evict them. One of the males pulled out a shotgun and pointed it at the property manager and then fired into the ceiling, damaging a light fixture. All males then exited and no one was hurt. They were seen driving away in a grey SUV, possibly a Toyota.

The alleged shooter in this incident has been identified and is now wanted for various firearms offences, including the reckless discharge of a firearm, point firearm and various other offences relating to this incident.

Wanted: Christopher Mitchell (18-years-old) No Fixed Address in the Peel Region

  • Male, Black
  • 5' 5" tall, slim build

Mitchell is considered armed and dangerous. Please exercise caution and call 911 if you see him.

The investigation is ongoing as police continue to identify the other two outstanding males.

If you have information that can assist in this investigation please call Division 1 Criminal Investigation Branch, Detective Constable Alex Buck at (905)546-3817.

To provide information anonymously please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com