Police release new photo of 'older' man accosted before Yosif Al-Hasnawi was shot
Hamilton police have released a new photo of the man being accosted when Yosif Al-Hasnawi intervened in a high profile "Good Samaritan" shooting this month.
Police want to speak to the man as part of their investigation. Investigators say he was last seen Dec. 2 just before Al-Hasnawi was shot around Main Street East and Sanford Avenue.
The man, who police describe as "older," was being verbally accosted by two perpetrators, police say.
Al-Hasnawi, 19, came out of the Al Mostafa Islamic Centre with his little brother around 9 p.m., saw the incident and intervened. The two men turned their attention to Al-Hasnawi, who was eventually shot.
The case has drawn widespread attention, in part because of the criticism of local paramedics.
It took paramedics 38 minutes to transport Al-Hasnawi to hospital, police say. Witnesses say paramedics told Al-Hasnawi he was acting, and that he was shot with a pellet gun. The province and the paramedic service are investigating.
Dale Burningsky King, 19, of Hamilton is charged with second degree murder, while a second man faces charges of being an accessory after the fact.
Anyone with information on the older man should contact Det. Doug Jonovich at 905-546-4863, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.