Police "closing in" on Hamilton murder suspect

Police say a man wanted in the fatal shooting of a Good Samaritan in Hamilton has changed his appearance.

Yosif Al-Hasnawi described by police as a brave young man who was trying to do the right thing _ was shot when he tried to intervene as two men were accosting an older man in downtown Hamilton on Saturday night.

A second-degree murder warrant was issued Monday for Dale Burningsky King, 19, who is alleged to be the shooter.

Detectives say he should be considered armed and dangerous and has cut his hair short to change his appearance.

Investigators say they are closing in on King and are encouraging him to turn himself in and warn that anyone who may be assisting him could face charges of accessory after the fact to murder.

A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting early Monday and charged him with accessory after the fact to murder.

The circumstances surrounding Al-Hasnawi’s death has also prompted Hamilton Paramedics Services to launch an internal investigation into how the Brock University student was treated when first responders arrived on scene.

Several reports from the scene suggested paramedics did not act with urgency.

According to his father, Majed Al-Hasnwai, responding paramedics told him that his son was “acting” and wasn’t behaving as if his injuries were life-threatening.

Majed said he believes his son may possibly still be alive if paramedics had treated him differently.

In a statement, Hamilton Paramedics Services confirmed that they had launched an investigation into the case, noting that the service will “ensure that our process is thorough and that all facts are obtained and examined in regards to the event this past weekend.”

(with files from CTV)