Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Suspect in Hamilton Good Samaritan shooting has changed appearance: police

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.

Story continues below advertisement

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.

Report an error
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles as we switch to a new provider. We are behind schedule, but we are still working hard to bring you a new commenting system as soon as possible. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to