Police arrest suspect in stabbing death of Brampton man at east Hamilton motel

Hamilton police are investigating the city's 10th homicide of 2021. Rick Zamperin/900 CHML

Hamilton police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for the stabbing death of Brampton’s Christopher Le Rose in the city’s east end on Sunday morning.

Detectives say La Rose, 40, was injured during an altercation at the Red Rose Motel on Queenston Road, just east of the Red Hill Valley Parkway.

Officers say he was visiting people in one of the units, but was later found at a bus shelter on the sidewalk just down the street.

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“Police arrived on scene and located a male victim. He was found with stab wounds and was transported to local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased,” acting Det. Sgt. Daryl Reid said on Sunday.

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After spending much of the last few days interviewing witnesses and tenants at the motel as well as going through surveillance video, investigators now have suspect Myles Blackburn, 40, from Hamilton in custody.

Police say Blackburn was picked up in the area of Ferguson Avenue South and Young Street just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

He’s facing 13 charges including a first-degree murder charge and 12 firearm related offences.

Detectives say the murder investigation is still active and that his firearm charges are now being probed by the Hamilton police guns and gangs unit.

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