Hamilton Police Investigating 13th Homicide in 2021

Hamilton Police are investigating Hamilton’s 13th homicide of 2021 after a 19-year-old male was shot outside a Tim Hortons on King Street West.

On September 14, 2021, Hamilton Police and Hamilton Paramedic Service responded to reports of a shooting. First responders arrived on scene to find the victim deceased in the parking lot. A second victim was able to flee from the suspect but did not sustain any injuries.

The victim is identified as 19-year-old Sabir Hassen Omer from Hamilton.

The victims were approached by the suspect in the parking lot and a short verbal exchange occurred prior to the shooting. The suspect fled on foot southbound on Caroline Street toward Main Street. Investigators believe the incident was targeted.

The suspect is described as: Male, 5'6-5'8, medium build, dressed in dark clothing, and dark shoes.

Hamilton Police are asking the public to check any surveillance cameras in the surrounding area between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. There were many witnesses in the area before and during the incident. Police are encouraging those individuals to reach out to police.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Det. Dave Brewster by calling 905-546-4067.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at