Outstanding Shooting Suspects Arrested

Hamilton Police have arrested three males, two of whom were wanted for shootings that took place in Hamilton in June 2022.

On Monday, July 11, 2022, shortly after 2:50 p.m., Hamilton Police responded to a break and enter at a residence in the area of Barton Street East and Gage Avenue North.

Three males of Hamilton have been arrested.


Alexander La

21-year-old male


  • Possession Schedule 1- Fentanyl
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Possession for the Purpose Schedule 1- Opioid
  • Proceeds of Crime Under $5000

Marques Griffiths

18-year-old male


  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Possession Schedule 1- Oxycodone

16-year-old male youth


  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Possession Schedule 1- Oxycodone

Alexander La was wanted by Hamilton Police for a shooting that occurred on Sunday, June 12, 2022, in the area of Hess Street North and Market Street in Hamilton, in which two males sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and several vehicles were damaged.

Marques Griffiths was wanted by Hamilton Police for a separate shooting that occurred on Monday, June 27, 2022, in the area of Main Street East and Fairleigh Avenue South, in which a female sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Marques Griffiths was also wanted on a second warrant by Hamilton Police for two counts of Assault with a Weapon and Possession of a Firearm in relation to an incident from June 23, 2022, on Barton Street East and Melrose Avenue North. 

During the execution of the arrest, police located and seized a stolen vehicle, $2400 in cash and seized three guns. The guns included a sawed off shotgun, a .308 calibre loaded rifle as well as a loaded .22 calibre rifle and over 100 rounds of ammunition. Additional charges are anticipated, pending further investigation. 

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Ross Johnson by calling 905-546-3833.

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