Victim identified in downtown Hamilton slaying

News Mar 26, 2016 The Hamilton Spectator

A 43-year-old man is dead after a shooting at a Hamilton apartment building Friday.

Hamilton police responded to a 911 call at about 5 p.m. at 170 Jackson St. W., where they found a man in his 40s "suffering from obvious injuries," according to a media release.

The man was transported to Hamilton General Hospital and later pronounced dead.

Police have identified the man as Joseph Colson from Hamilton.

Paramedic supervisor Craig McCleary said Colson suffered a gunshot wound and was in critical condition when transported to hospital.

Acting Det.-Sgt. Peter Thom said he could not confirm the man was shot.

"We're still awaiting the autopsy," which was being conducted Saturday, he said.

Thom said the incident started in the "basement area" of the three-floor, walk-up apartment building.

"It started in a unit and continued into the hallway," he said.

It's believed the man who was killed lived in the unit, Thom said.

"At the moment, we're still interviewing and trying to establish what the motive was," Thom said.

Police are looking for "at least one" suspect, he said.

"From information we've obtained so far, it would lead us to believe the victim may have had some kind of relationship with the perpetrator or perpetrators."

Initial rumours that a person was barricaded in the building were denied by police.

Police have spent Saturday canvassing the area for witnesses and information.

The forensic unit, which is being assisted by Niagara police service's blood pattern analyst, is expected to be on scene until Sunday.

The area, just south of Main Street West, is densely populated with highrise apartment blocks, lower-rise residential buildings and older single-family homes.

Moon Jung, who has owned the Daisy Mart just down the street for the past 20 years, said his staff didn't hear anything Friday evening.

When he arrived at his store around 7 p.m., he said he saw police searching in garbage bins around the corner of Jackson and Hess streets.

While he said there have been some troubles in nearby apartment buildings in recent years, he was shocked to learn about what had happened.

"That makes me really surprised," he said.

Anyone with information about Colson or the incident is asked to contact Det. Tom Hutton at 905-546-3926. Area residents can also speak to officers on scene. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or http://crimestoppershamilton.com

Victim identified in downtown Hamilton slaying

News Mar 26, 2016 The Hamilton Spectator

A 43-year-old man is dead after a shooting at a Hamilton apartment building Friday.

Hamilton police responded to a 911 call at about 5 p.m. at 170 Jackson St. W., where they found a man in his 40s "suffering from obvious injuries," according to a media release.

The man was transported to Hamilton General Hospital and later pronounced dead.

Police have identified the man as Joseph Colson from Hamilton.

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Paramedic supervisor Craig McCleary said Colson suffered a gunshot wound and was in critical condition when transported to hospital.

Acting Det.-Sgt. Peter Thom said he could not confirm the man was shot.

"We're still awaiting the autopsy," which was being conducted Saturday, he said.

Thom said the incident started in the "basement area" of the three-floor, walk-up apartment building.

"It started in a unit and continued into the hallway," he said.

It's believed the man who was killed lived in the unit, Thom said.

"At the moment, we're still interviewing and trying to establish what the motive was," Thom said.

Police are looking for "at least one" suspect, he said.

"From information we've obtained so far, it would lead us to believe the victim may have had some kind of relationship with the perpetrator or perpetrators."

Initial rumours that a person was barricaded in the building were denied by police.

Police have spent Saturday canvassing the area for witnesses and information.

The forensic unit, which is being assisted by Niagara police service's blood pattern analyst, is expected to be on scene until Sunday.

The area, just south of Main Street West, is densely populated with highrise apartment blocks, lower-rise residential buildings and older single-family homes.

Moon Jung, who has owned the Daisy Mart just down the street for the past 20 years, said his staff didn't hear anything Friday evening.

When he arrived at his store around 7 p.m., he said he saw police searching in garbage bins around the corner of Jackson and Hess streets.

While he said there have been some troubles in nearby apartment buildings in recent years, he was shocked to learn about what had happened.

"That makes me really surprised," he said.

Anyone with information about Colson or the incident is asked to contact Det. Tom Hutton at 905-546-3926. Area residents can also speak to officers on scene. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or http://crimestoppershamilton.com

Victim identified in downtown Hamilton slaying

News Mar 26, 2016 The Hamilton Spectator

A 43-year-old man is dead after a shooting at a Hamilton apartment building Friday.

Hamilton police responded to a 911 call at about 5 p.m. at 170 Jackson St. W., where they found a man in his 40s "suffering from obvious injuries," according to a media release.

The man was transported to Hamilton General Hospital and later pronounced dead.

Police have identified the man as Joseph Colson from Hamilton.

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Paramedic supervisor Craig McCleary said Colson suffered a gunshot wound and was in critical condition when transported to hospital.

Acting Det.-Sgt. Peter Thom said he could not confirm the man was shot.

"We're still awaiting the autopsy," which was being conducted Saturday, he said.

Thom said the incident started in the "basement area" of the three-floor, walk-up apartment building.

"It started in a unit and continued into the hallway," he said.

It's believed the man who was killed lived in the unit, Thom said.

"At the moment, we're still interviewing and trying to establish what the motive was," Thom said.

Police are looking for "at least one" suspect, he said.

"From information we've obtained so far, it would lead us to believe the victim may have had some kind of relationship with the perpetrator or perpetrators."

Initial rumours that a person was barricaded in the building were denied by police.

Police have spent Saturday canvassing the area for witnesses and information.

The forensic unit, which is being assisted by Niagara police service's blood pattern analyst, is expected to be on scene until Sunday.

The area, just south of Main Street West, is densely populated with highrise apartment blocks, lower-rise residential buildings and older single-family homes.

Moon Jung, who has owned the Daisy Mart just down the street for the past 20 years, said his staff didn't hear anything Friday evening.

When he arrived at his store around 7 p.m., he said he saw police searching in garbage bins around the corner of Jackson and Hess streets.

While he said there have been some troubles in nearby apartment buildings in recent years, he was shocked to learn about what had happened.

"That makes me really surprised," he said.

Anyone with information about Colson or the incident is asked to contact Det. Tom Hutton at 905-546-3926. Area residents can also speak to officers on scene. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or http://crimestoppershamilton.com