Bloodied man at gas station dies of injuries
Homicide unit takes over case after victim succumbs in hospital
A man who walked into a Hamilton gas station covered in blood has died of his injuries and his death is being investigated as a homicide.
Hamilton’s homicide unit was called in to take over the investigation late Saturday night when the man’s condition worsened, homicide Det. Sgt. Dave Oleniuk said. The victim died Sunday afternoon.
Police have not yet released the man’s name to “ensure the integrity of their investigation.” Immediate family have been notified.
The blood-soaked man drove a car to the Pioneer gas station at 333 Upper Centennial Pkwy. about 2:30 a.m. Friday. Someone there called 911.
Initially police did not know the man’s identity, describing him as being in his 30s.
But by Saturday police said he had been identified. It’s not clear if police have located a secondary scene where the man was attacked.
Police would not comment on the nature of his injuries, but he’s believed to have been bleeding from the neck. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
In a news release issued Sunday night, police said there is “no immediate concern for public safety.”
This is the third homicide of the year in Hamilton. Oleniuk said there was no further information he could provide Sunday.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Ross Johnson at 905-526-3827, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.