Hamilton Police arrest Dale King in the Homicide of Yosif Al-Hasnawi

Yosif Al-Hasnawi

Yosif Al Hasnawi

Doerr said Hamilton police worked with GoFundMe to shut down the account so no donations could be made.

After nearly five days of searching, Police have arrested the alleged suspect in the death of Brock student 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".

"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.

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

The victim, Yosif Al-Hasnawi, left the Al Mustafa Islamic Centre near Main Street East and Wentworth Street North around 9 p.m. on Saturday.

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"The Brock community is in shock and deep mourning after the tragic death of 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi, who died in a shooting incident in Hamilton on the weekend after trying to help someone being accosted on the street", the university said.

Brock University will hold a vigil in the name of Yosif on Friday at Pond Inlet, beginning around 3:00 p.m.

Police apprehended Dale Burningsky King, 19, in Hagersville around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, police say. He has been charged with second-degree murder. Police believed they were closing in on King at that time.

Police warn that anyone who may be assisting King could face charges of accessory after the fact to murder.

Dale Burningsky King was considered armed and risky and had changed his appearance by cutting his hair short. James Matheson is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

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