Hamilton's 12th Homicide of 2020

Hamilton Police are investigating a homicide after a male was found unresponsive outside a variety store last night.

On September 27, 2020, just after 10:00 p.m., Hamilton Police received a 911 call for a person down at a variety store located at 440 Cannon Street East, in Hamilton.

Police arrived within minutes and observed a 60-year-old male victim lying next to his vehicle with stab wounds. Witnesses on scene were very helpful and pointed out a female who was responsible for the attack. Police were able to arrest the 36-year-old female without incident at the scene.

The Major Crime Unit has been called in to investigate. A 36-year-old female will be charged with 2nd-degree murder of the 60-year-old victim. Next of kin continue to be notified and police will release the victim's name later today. Police continue to investigate the relationship between both the accused and the victim.

Police will be canvassing the area for both witnesses and video.

Detective Sergeant Steve Bereziuk will be available to answer questions at 11:00 a.m. out front of the HPS ISD Building located at 100 Wilson Street.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Richard Wouters by calling 905-546-4921.

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