Man, 25, faces murder charge for stabbing near downtown mall, police say | CBC News
Hamilton police say a 25-year-old man is facing a second-degree murder charge after a Monday morning stabbing near a downtown mall.
Police said on Monday officers responded to the stabbing near Park Avenue North and York Boulevard shortly before 8:30 a.m. Crime tape blocked off the scene, between the former Goodlife Fitness location and FirstOntario Centre.
They found a wounded 52-year-old man at the scene.
He was taken to the hospital but didn’t survive. Police aren’t identifying the victim to respect the family’s privacy.
The police service posted to X, formerly Twitter, saying initial witness reports described a suspect running through Jackson Square.
Police said officers arrested a man shortly after 11 a.m.
It’s unclear if the accused knew the victim. CBC Hamilton has contacted police for more details.
Second-degree murder generally refers to a deliberate killing that occurs without planning.
The minimum sentence is life in prison with no parole for 10 years, but sentences can be as long as life in prison without parole for 25 years.
This is the city’s ninth homicide of 2023.