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Hamilton police make second arrest in stabbing death of 19-year-old

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Hamilton police make second arrest in stabbing death of 19-year-old

Hamilton Police arrested a second 17-year-old male in connection with the stabbing death of Ali Mohummad early Sunday morning.

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, shortly after 4:00 p.m., Hamilton Police made a second arrest in the murder of Ali Mohummad which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning in the Limeridge Rd. W and Kendale Crt area.

The 17-year-old male was arrested Tuesday (July 21) at his Mount Hope residence where a search warrant was also executed.

A vehicle believed to be have been used by the two arrested males to flee the scene was seized for examination along with other items.

The male will appear in court Wednesday and will face the charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault (x2) and assault with a weapon.

“Investigators continue to make progress in identifying other persons who were either present or participated in this incident,” said Hamilton Police.

“We’re encouraging those who merely witnessed the assault to contact police. Those males who participated in the actual assault should seek legal advice and turn themselves in to police.”

At around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday (July 19), two groups of men in their late teens and early 20s met in a plaza parking lot at 310 Limeridge Rd. W, police say.

One group was from the Peel Region and the second group was from Hamilton. They were reportedly there to discuss an ongoing minor dispute between men from each of the groups.

Four cars with eight to 10 men from Peel were immediately swarmed by between 20 to 30 men from the Hamilton group armed with an array of weapons including knives, sticks, rocks, and a conducted energy weapon (CEW), Hamilton Police say.

The occupants in the vehicles were assaulted, removed from the cars and chased. At one point, two members from the Hamilton group took over a Ford Mustang and BMW that belonged to the Peel group and drove dangerously around the lot.

The BMW struck two men in the Hamilton group. This incident was partially captured on camera and distributed via social media.

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Three of the individuals from Peel suffered injuries and went to hospital after 911 was called. Two of the men were stabbed, while one was admitted and underwent surgery.

Around 5:00 a.m. as detectives were investigating the assaults, they were advised that one of the Peel group members was missing. With the assistance of the Hamilton Police K9 Unit, police located 19-year-old Ali Mohummad deceased in the north-west corner of the parking lot of 11 Kendale Crt.

The Major Crime Unit was contacted to attend and a large scene was roped off for most of Sunday as forensic investigators processed the scene for evidence.

Police canvassed the area for witnesses and surveillance footage and are asking anyone who may have captured the incident, and who has not yet spoken to them, to contact the Major Crime Unit.

Investigators say they have identified and interviewed all the persons from the Peel contingent.

They co-operated with the investigation and provided valuable information, according to police. As a result of this co-operation and other evidence, a 17-year-old man from Hamilton was arrested Monday morning on the Hamilton Mountain.

He was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday morning and is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault (x2) and assault with a weapon.

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