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More charges for man arrested in connection with Hamilton's 10th homicide

Hamilton police have now laid additional charges against a 40-year-old man arrested yesterday for the murder of Brampton resident Christopher La Rose.

40-year-old accused in the murder of Brampton resident Christopher La Rose will appear in court Wednesday

Hamilton police say Christopher La Rose, 40, of Brampton, died on Sunday after a stabbing. (Submitted by Hamilton Police Service)

Hamilton police have now laid more charges against a 40-year-old man arrested yesterday for the murder of Brampton resident Christopher La Rose.

Shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 18, La Rose, 40, was stabbed during an altercation at a motel on Queenston Road. 

Police said La Rose was found a short distance away and died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

On Tuesday, police announced that an arrest warrant had been issued for a Hamilton man for first-degree murder.

In a news release Wednesday morning, police said the man was arrested in the area of Ferguson Avenue South and Young Street in Hamilton and charged with first-degree murder.

Police later said he has also been charged with the following:

  • Transport firearm in a careless manner.
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm.
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm while not a holder of a firearm licence
  • Carry concealed weapon.
  • Occupant of motor vehicle with a firearm.
  • Possession of firearm while prohibited X seven.

Police said numerous officers from various investigative units participated in locating and arresting the man.

At the time of his arrest, the accused was in possession of a loaded handgun, but police said charges related to the handgun are unrelated to the homicide and are being investigated by the Hamilton Police Guns and Gangs Unit.

The accused will appear in court later today and police continue to investigate the circumstance leading up to and following this murder.

Police are also asking anyone with information they believe could assist with the investigation into this crime to contact Det. Andrew Coughlan by calling 905-546-3874, or Crime Stoppers.

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