Murder suspect indentified after fatal stabbing in central Hamilton

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Published November 28, 2023 at 2:27 pm

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The suspect of a fatal stabbing in Central Hamilton has been identified.

According to Hamilton Police, their officers responded to an attack near Park St. and York Blvd. in Central Hamilton shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 27. The victim, 52-year-old man, was rushed to local hospital, but succumbed to his injuries there. Police have not identified the victim to the public to “respect the privacy of the victim and their family.”

The suspect had fled the scene by the time police arrived. The officer canvassed the area and learned a white man wearing dark clothes had been seen running away. Police did not share details of the crime right away, but released a public appeal for information around 10 a.m.

At the time police said the suspect had been last seen running through the neighbouring Jackson Square mall. Around 11 a.m. officers arrested a 25-year-old man. They had not identified him publically, and he had not been formally charged as of that update.

On Nov. 28, police confirmed the suspect is Nathan Kanis-Lynch. He’s been charged with second-degree murder and remains in custody.

“Hamilton Police extends its gratitude to the public for their invaluable assistance in this ongoing investigation. The cooperation and support from the community are instrumental in the pursuit of justice,” the service said.

Anyone with information about the stabbing can call the Homicide Unit at 905-546-4921 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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