Barton Shooting

UPDATE: Barton Street Shooting

Investigators from the Major Crime Unit continue to identify and interview persons who were present on July 28, 2021 when two men exchanged gun fire in the area of Barton Street East and Oak Avenue in Hamilton.

Investigators have obtained surveillance footage from various citizens and have used it, in conjunction with other techniques, to identify other persons present during the shooting incident.

Investigators continue to ask the public for assistance and are asking anyone with material information to come forward by either reporting to the Major Crime Unit or Crime Stoppers. Please note that any information provided through Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest could result in a cash reward.

We want those responsible for this senseless shooting to be held accountable.

Investigators believe this is a targeted shooting.

Hamilton Police are actively looking for a suspect and a suspect vehicle.



  • Male
  • Black
  • 5’10-6’5
  • Black hooded sweater with logo/writing on front
  • Black pants
  • Surgical mask
  • 2007 or 2008 Pontiac G5
  • Black
  • 4-Door
  • No tint in windows


As a result of this senseless act and complete disregard for human life within our community, Hamilton Police have laid the following charges:



Donavan Hines

  • 23-year-of-age
  • Hamilton


  • Careless Use of a Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Carry a Concealed Weapon
  • Occupant of a Motor Vehicle knowing there was a Firearm
  • Discharge a Firearm with intent
  • Discharge a Firearm with Recklessness

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with 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