Canada Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Good Samaritan Yosif Al-Hasnawi

17:10  08 december  2017
17:10  08 december  2017 Source:   CBC

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Witnesses say not enough was done to save Yosif Al - Hasnawi , 19. Meanwhile, police have arrested one man in the fatal shooting , a second man is being sought.

Police arrested one man and were looking for another Monday in the fatal shooting of a Good Samaritan in Hamilton, a case that also Yosif Al - Hasnawi — described by police as a brave The two suspects turned on Al - Hasnawi when the 19-year-old tried to help an older stranger, police said.

Hamilton police have arrested a suspect in the weekend shooting death of Good Samaritan Yosif Al-Hasnawi.

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Good Samaratin Yosif Al-Hasnawi© Hamilton Police Service Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Good Samaratin Yosif Al-Hasnawi

Police arrested Dale Burningsky King, 19, in Hagersville, Ont., at a family member's house around 4:30 p.m. ET Thursday, police said. He'll appear in court Friday.

A 55-year-old Hagersville woman was also arrested. Police initially said she was charged with accessory to murder after the fact, but on Thursday evening, Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk said she had not yet been charged.

The woman was related to King, Bereziuk said, and he was arrested at her home. Haldimand County OPP helped with the arrest.

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Yosif Al - Hasnawi , 19, was shot and killed near a mosque in Hamilton's central lower city Saturday evening. Just being a Good Samaritan . Bereziuk described Al - Hasnawi as an athlete who boxed, ran and played basketball.

Police arrested one man and were looking for another Monday in the fatal shooting of a Good Samaritan in Yosif Al - Hasnawi -- described by police as a brave young man who was trying to do the right thing -- was shot A second suspect , who police said was the alleged shooter , was still

King has been at large since Monday, when police obtained an arrest warrant for the Hamilton man.

He faces a second-degree murder charge, accused of shooting Al-Hasnawi on Sanford Avenue North Saturday night.

James Anthony Robert Matheson, 20, of Hamilton, is also charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder.

Al-Hasnawi had just left the Al-Mostafa Islamic Centre at 545 Main St. E. where he'd recited from the Qur'an when he saw two people "accosting" an older man, police said.

When the Brock University student, who was with his younger brother, tried to intervene, police say he became the focus of the confrontation. He was shot with a handgun just after 9 p.m., and died at St. Joseph's hospital about an hour later.

Murder suspect Dale King.© Hamilton Police Murder suspect Dale King.

The province and city are investigating the actions of paramedics who answered the call. Witnesses say they told Al-Hasnawi he was acting, and that he was shot by a pellet gun.

‘Good Samaritan’ shot dead trying to stop altercation in Hamilton

  ‘Good Samaritan’ shot dead trying to stop altercation in Hamilton A 19-year-old “Good Samaritan” has been shot dead after trying to stop an altercation in central Hamilton Saturday night.The young man was with at least one friend and had just left a mosque — the Islamic Centre on Main St. East near Wentworth St. — when he saw an unidentified male being “accosted” by two other men, said Hamilton Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk.When the 19-year-old stepped in, the suspects turned their attention to him, Bereziuk said. This dispute spilled over to nearby Sanford Ave. North, where he was shot around 9 p.m.“This is a result of him literally trying to help, a Good Samaritan,” Bereziuk said. “It’s very sad.”© Cathie Coward Hamilton police closed Sanford Ave. from Main St.

Police in Hamilton say they’ve arrested one man in the fatal shooting of a Good Samaritan and are looking for a second suspect . “The Brock community is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of our colleague Yosif Al - Hasnawi ,” said Brock University president Gervan Fearon.

Police arrested one man and were looking for another Monday in the fatal shooting of a Good Samaritan in Hamilton, Ont. "Hamilton Paramedic Service sends its deepest condolences to the family of Yosif Al - Hasnawi during this difficult time."

Bereziuk said Thursday that paramedics arrived on scene at 9:01 p.m., and departed for the hospital at 9:39 p.m. He wouldn't comment further on whether that was unusual for a shooting.

There are still several unknowns in this case. Police still haven't found the gun used to shoot Al-Hasnawi. They also haven't found the older man being harassed.

"We're still looking to identify him," Bereziuk said. "Now that we have Mr. King in custody, we can focus on some of the finer details of this investigation, like locating this gentleman."

Amin Al-Tahir, a director at the Al-Mostafa Islamic Centre, said he knew police would find the suspects.

"We always have faith in the police force," he said.

Al-Tahir said the mosque is planning a public memorial at Hamilton city hall at 6 p.m. ET Saturday for people to pay their respects to Al-Hasnawi.

'I need justice': Hundreds mourn, question death of Good Samaritan shot in Hamilton .
'I need justice': Hundreds mourn, question death of Good Samaritan shot in Hamilton Hundreds gathered at Hamilton city hall on Saturday to mourn and pay their respects for 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi, who police say was shot to death last Saturday while trying to help an older man in a confrontation with two younger men.The vigil held by the Al-Mostafa Islamic Centre began around 6 p.m. inside council chambers.It began with the playing of both the Canadian and national anthem of Iraq.The mosque invited family, friends and community members.

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