UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in East End Homicide

The Hamilton Police Service announce that Myles Blackburn has now been arrested for the murder of Christopher La Rose.

On Sunday, July 18, 2021, at approximately 9:46a.m., Christopher La Rose was stabbed during an altercation at a motel on Queenston Road in the City of Hamilton. La Rose was found a short distance away and died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

On Tuesday July 20, 2021 police announced that an arrest warrant had been issued for Myles Blackburn for First Degree Murder.

Myles Blackburn has been arrested in the area of Ferguson Avenue South and Young Street in the City of Hamilton for the First Degree Murder of Christopher La Rose. Numerous officers from various investigative units participated in locating and arresting Blackburn.

Myles Blackburn will appear in court later today and police continue to investigate the circumstance leading up to and following this murder.

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Andrew Coughlan by calling 905-546-3874.

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