Man in his 50s dead after disturbance call at Hamilton home: police

Hamilton police say a man in his 50s has died in hospital Sunday night. Andrew Collins/Global News

Hamilton police say a man in his 50s is dead after officers were called to a home for reports of a “disturbance.”

Emergency services were called to a building near Barton Street East and Barnesdale Avenue North just before 7 p.m.

The man was found with signs of blunt force trauma in a hallway on the second level, according to investigators.

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He was taken to Hamilton General hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The major crime unit has taken over the investigation. There is no suspect information at this time.

In a press conference at Hamilton central police station on Monday, Det. Sgt. Jim Callender said a number of tenants heard a verbal altercation inside the building prior to the discovery of the victim.

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“Multiple tenants heard that altercation subside and then came discovery of the male,” said Callender.

The detective said they believe the victim has been identified and were working to confirm with family members.

Callender said it appears he was not known to police.

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The building has been described by police as a “multifaceted” structure containing commercial businesses and residential units with many people typically coming in and out regularly, according to detectives.

The death is the eighth homicide of 2021.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 905-546-3843 or Crime Stoppers Anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.


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