Hamilton’s 9th Homicide of 2020

Hamilton Police have arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with the stabbing death of a 19-year-old male early Sunday morning.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 19. 2020, two groups of males in their late teens and early 20s, attended the plaza parking lot at 310 Limeridge Road West, Hamilton. One group was from Peel Region and the second group was from Hamilton. They were there to discuss an ongoing minor dispute between one male from each of the groups.

Four cars with 8-10 males from Peel were immediately swarmed by between 20-30 males from the Hamilton group armed with an array of weapons including knives, sticks, rocks and a conducted energy weapon (CEW).

The occupants in the vehicles were assaulted, removed from the cars and chased. At one point, two members from the Hamilton group took over a Ford Mustang and BMW that belonged to the Peel group and drove dangerously around the lot. The BMW struck two males in the Hamilton group. This incident was partially captured on camera and distributed via social media.

Three of the individuals from Peel suffered injuries and went to hospital after 911 was called. Two of the males were stabbed, while one was admitted and underwent surgery. He is now recovering in hospital. The other two were treated and released.

Around 5:00 a.m. as Detectives were investigating the assaults, they were advised that one of the Peel group members was missing. With the assistance of the Hamilton Police K9 Unit, police located 19-year-old Ali Mohummad deceased in the north-west corner of the parking lot of 11 Kendale Court.

The Major Crime Unit was contacted to attend and a large scene was roped off for most of the day as forensic investigators processed the scene for evidence.

The victim’s family was notified by investigators. They have now contacted their extended family to pass on the news of Ali’s death.

Police have canvassed the area for witnesses and surveillance footage and are asking anyone who may have captured the incident, and who has not yet spoken to them, to contact the Major Crime Unit.

Investigators have identified and interviewed all the persons from the Peel contingent. They cooperated with the investigation and provided valuable information. As a result of this cooperation and other evidence, a 17-year-old male from Hamilton was arrested this morning on the Hamilton Mountain. He will be appearing in court tomorrow morning and is charged with Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault (x2) and Assault with a Weapon.

Investigators are making progress in identifying the others who were present during this attack. Police are recommending that anyone who was present and had no direct involvement in the assaults, reach out to provide their account of what transpired. Those others who participated in assaulting the victims should seek legal advice and turn themselves in.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Daryl Reid of Major Crime Unit by calling 905-546-3825.

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