Police looking for murder suspect Gary White in death of his cousin

Gary White, the suspect at large, is the cousin of Joseph Colson, who died Friday afternoon.

Gary White is considered armed and dangerous, say police

Police are searching for Gary White in connection with the death of Joseph Colson. (Hamilton Police)


  • UPDATE: Gary White surrendered to hamilton police Monday morning

Hamilton Police have issued an arrest warrant in the city's fifth homicide of 2016.

Police are looking for Gary Michael White, 48, of Hamilton, in connection with the second-degree murder of Joseph Colson on Friday.

White and Colson were cousins, police said.

Police said detectives were called to 170 Jackson St. W. on Friday afternoon. Paramedics treated Colson, who was in his 40s, at the scene. They took him to Hamilton General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said in a statement Sunday that they don't know the motive. They also didn't elaborate on the nature of Colson's injuries.

But White, their current suspect, "should be considered armed and dangerous," investigators said in a statement.

Anyone who sees him should not approach him, but call 911 right away.

"Police would like to remind family or friends of Gary White that it is a criminal offence to assist him in evading arrest," police said.

"Should they be approached or contacted by White, they should contact police and encourage him to turn himself in."

White has no fixed address, and was last seen on Friday around Main Street East and Kenilworth Avenue.

Anyone with information should call Det. Tom Hutton at 905-546-3926 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or crimestoppershamilton.com.


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