Double Homicide at 20 George Street
Hamilton Police are investigating a double homicide after responding to a stabbing on George Street yesterday.
On Monday, April 26, 2021, at approximately 12:35 p.m., police received 911 calls from tenants at 20 George Street advising a male was stabbing a female on the thirteenth floor hallway.
Upon arrival, police found a 34-year-old male and 61-year-old female lying in the hallway suffering from stab wounds. Both individuals were in critical condition. Information was received that a second male victim was in a nearby apartment and when police entered the unit, they located a 67-year-old male suffering from serious stab wounds as well.
Witnesses identified the 34-year-old male as the person responsible for stabbing the female and he was arrested for Attempt Murder (x2).
The three injured parties were transported to hospital by Hamilton Paramedic Service. The 61-year-old female was pronounced dead at the hospital and the 67-year-old male died in the operating room.
The accused male survived surgery and is currently listed as being in serious but stable condition. He is under guard at the hospital and will be charged with two counts of Second Degree murder when he regains consciousness.
The accused is the son of the two deceased and next-of-kin were eventually located last evening. The names of the victims and accused will be released once extended family is notified.
Police are awaiting a search warrant before processing the apartment where the father was located. A weapon has been recovered.
This was a family dispute and police are not looking for any other suspects and there is no danger to members of the public.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Lisa Chambers in the Major Crime Unit by calling 905-546-3843.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com
Detective Sergeant Peter Thom will be available in front of central station, 155 King William Street, Hamilton at 1:00 p.m. for any further media inquires.