Police shut down GoFundMe account for murder victim Yosif Al-Hasnawi

Investigators looking into 'unauthorized' GoFundMe page for Yosif Al-Hasnawi

Police shut down GoFundMe account for murder victim Yosif Al-Hasnawi

"This matter is now being investigated by the Hamilton Police Service Major Fraud Branch", the Hamilton Police Service said in their press release.

Dale Burningsky King, 19, is wanted for second-degree murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi in Hamilton on December 2, 2017.

Hamilton Police issued a warning Thursday about the "unauthorized" GoFundMe account in the name of murder victim Yosif Al-Hasnawi.

Police say that members of the public should not be donating to account, as it is "unknown where the money is actually going".

Police are hoping to speak with the man who created the account.

"We can confirm that GoFundMe suspended the campaign and that we are looking into this", GoFundMe communications manager Rachel Hollis said in an emailed statement.

Yosif was pronounced dead around 10:00 p.m. after being taken to St. Joseph's Hospital.

A vigil for Al-Hasnawi organized by Brock students is being held at the university Friday afternoon at 3 p.m.

The arrest of Dale Burningsky King, a 19-year old, was made in Hagersville Ontario around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

King faces a second-degree murder charge after Al-Haswani was shot on Sanford Avenue North Saturday night. The image appears to show King in the back of a auto, with a time stamp of shortly before 6 p.m. Monday. Police say King may be armed and risky.

Hamilton police say a female arrested at the same time is charged with accessory after the fact to murder. If you see him call 911.

James Mattheson, 20, was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting was also charged with accessory after the fact.

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