Hamilton Police Release Suspect Photos in Douse Homicide

Hamilton Police are asking for public assistance in locating two suspects involved in the murder of Carel Douse.

Shortly after 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Hamilton Police responded to a residence located on East Avenue North in Hamilton for a stabbing that had just occurred. When police arrived, they found 33-year-old Carel Douse suffering from a number of stab wounds. He was taken to the Hamilton General Hospital and died early that afternoon.

A post mortem was conducted and the preliminary cause of death was found to be multiple sharp force injuries.

Investigators have determined that the initial attack began inside a barbershop located at the southeast corner of King Street East and East Avenue north. Mr. Douse was then chased northbound on East Avenue North by three male suspects to the front of a residence where the stabbing continued.

Police have now identified two of the three suspects and warrants for First Degree murder have been obtained for both men. Police are looking for 28-year-old Daniel Wise of Hamilton and 22-year-old Samitar Hassan of the Toronto area.

If you have information as to the whereabouts of Samitar Hassan or Daniel Wise, please call 911.

Investigators anticipate that information regarding the third suspect will be released in the coming days.