UPDATE | Paramedics named in case of Brock student's death
Niagara Regional Police have charged two Hamilton paramedics with failing to provide the necessaries of life in connection with the shooting death of a 19 year old Good Samaritan.
Yosif Al- Hasnawi, a Brock University student was shot while trying to help an older man being accosted by two other men on the night of December 2nd, 2017.
The young man later died from his injuries in hospital.
Witnesses have said EMS took too long treat the victim and get him to hospital.
They also told police the paramedics accused Al-Hasnawi of exaggerating his injury.
29 year old Christopher Marchant of Whitby and 53 year old Steven Snively of Hamilton have both been charged and have been released from custody with a promise to appear in court on September 11th in Hamilton.
Niagara Regional Police Chief Bryan MacCulloch commented on the lengthy investigation saying:
"This was a complex and intricate investigation that required the careful consideration of all available evidence to our investigative team. Our investigators carried out a fulsome investigation which consisted of an extensive canvass and interviews with over 60 witnesses. In the course of the seven month investigation, detectives examined numerous documents, video and audio recordings and consulted with healthcare professionals to help inform their investigative decisions. This was a very difficult and challenging case for our investigators, who will continue to work with the Crown Attorneys Office during the prosecution phase of this case as it proceeds through the Courts. While our investigation has concluded, we recognize that this continues to be a very tragic situation for the family of the deceased and our thoughts and condolences certainly go out to them."
The NRPS investigation into this matter is concluded and we are not anticipating any additional charges.
As the matter is now before the courts, no further comment will be provided by the NRPS.