GoFundMe account for slain Hamilton teen may be scam: Cops

Remigio Civitarese
Dicembre 8, 2017

The account was reported to the police by the Al-Hasnawi family. "He believed in peace", Majed Al-Hasnawi said. GoFundMe has disabled the account and money is expected to be returned to those who donated, Doerr said.

"We can confirm that GoFundMe suspended the campaign and that we are looking into this", GoFundMe communications manager Rachel Hollis said in an emailed statement. "Unfortunately, he has not contacted us at all and instead removed the GoFundMe link from his Facebook page", said Doerr. Sgt. Greg Doerr, of the Hamilton police major fraud unit.

Police are hoping to speak with the man who created the account.

The Brock university student was shot about 9 p.m. near the Al-Moustafa Islamic Centre, where he had been taking part in a religious celebration.

"The Brock community is in shock and deep mourning after the tragic death of 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi, who died in a shooting incident in Hamilton on the weekend after trying to help someone being accosted on the street", the university said. Donations can be made online at brocku.ca/donate or by phone at 905-688-5550 ext.

Hamilton Police say that at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, their officers along with the OPP arrested King in Hagersville, Ont., southeast of Six Nations.

Police continue to search for Dale Burningsky King, the alleged shooter. The image appears to show King in the back of a auto, with a time stamp of shortly before 6 p.m. Monday.

James Matheson, 20, was previously arrested and charged with accessory after the fact to murder. If you see him call 911. An unidentified female was also arrested and charged as an accessory after the fact.

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