Wanted: Jahval Williams-Pownall

Hamilton Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 30-year-old Hamilton man after a dispute at a gas station where shots were fired.

At approximately 10:22 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021, police received several calls for the sounds of gun shots in the area of King Street and Grant Ave in Hamilton. Officers attended the area and located a scene at a neighbourhood gas station, where shell casings were found on the ground.

Investigation revealed that there had been a dispute between two male customers at the gas station and the incident was captured on surveillance video. One of the males pulled out a firearm and shot at the other male as he drove away. The victim was not injured and has not cooperated with Police. The vehicle occupied by the shooter has been located.

Hamilton Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating 30-year-old Jahval Williams-Pownall of Hamilton. He faces the following charges:


  • Possession of prohibited firearm
  • Knowledge of possession of prohibited firearm
  • Careless use, transport, storage of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to four separate court Orders
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Discharge firearm with intent.

Jahval Williams-Pownall is considered to be armed and dangerous. If sighted, police are asking that you do not approach Williams-Pownall and to call 911.

Anyone with information is asked to please call Det. Jack Higginbottom at 905-961-1876 or Crime Stoppers at -800-222-TIPS.