Accused murder suspect in Hamilton Good Samaritan homicide arrested

Accused murder suspect in Hamilton Good Samaritan homicide arrested

Hamilton police say another arrest has been made is the shooting death of Yosif Al-Hasnawi.

"Police are advising the public not to donate to this account as it is unknown where the money is actually going", cops said in a statement, explaining the victim's family notified homicide investigators about the account entitled titled "Hamilton Hero Funeral Fundraiser". Sgt. Greg Doerr, of the Hamilton police major fraud unit.

The Brock Press previously mentioned in an article about a GoFundMe page created in the memory of Yosif Al-Hasnawi.

The prime suspect in the death of a 19-year-old man who was shot dead December 2 while trying to assist an older man who was being harassed has been arrested in Haldimand County.

"We have been trying to reach the person who started the page to find out what his intentions are", Doerr said Thursday.

Al-Haswani had exited a religious celebration at the Al-Mostafa Islamic Centre on 545 Main St. E. when he saw two people "accosting" an older man, police say.

Al-Hasnawi was a first-year medical science student at Brock University who had dreams of becoming a doctor one day. If the page is indeed fraudulent, all donations will be refunded.

King faces a second-degree murder charge after Al-Haswani was shot on Sanford Avenue North Saturday night.

Police arrest King at 4:30 p.m., today (Thursday, Dec., 7) with the assistance of the OPP in Hagersville. If you see him call 911.

Hamilton police say a female arrested at the same time is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

James Mattheson, 20, was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting was also charged with accessory after the fact.

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