Blood­ied man at gas sta­tion dies of in­juries

Homi­cide unit takes over case af­ter vic­tim suc­cumbs in hospi­tal

The Hamilton Spectator - - FRONT PAGE - NI­COLE O’REILLY

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.

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