Male Arrested in Hamilton’s 11th Homicide

Hamilton Police are investigating a homicide after a female was found deceased in a downtown apartment.

About 9.10 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020, a 911 call was placed regarding a male needing medical attention in the area of King Street East and Sherman Avenue.

Paramedics and Police responded to the area and located a 39-year-old male in need of medical assistance. One of the officers recognized the male as someone he had dealt with previously and resided in a nearby building.

Police entered into an investigation to determine how the male obtained his injuries. Upon attending the apartment, police located a female suffering from signs of trauma. Paramedics attended the apartment and the female was pronounced deceased. Her death is being treated as the City’s 11th homicide of the year.

Members of the Major Crime Unit have assumed carriage of the investigation.

The male remains hospitalized but was arrested for the Second Degree murder of the female found deceased in his apartment.

Investigators have not positively identified the victim at this time.

A search warrant was obtained overnight to search the male’s residence. Forensic investigators worked through the night, and continue to do so, as they forensically examine the building’s common areas and the apartment.

Further updates will be communicated as information becomes available.

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 of 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