Six people arrested as Hamilton Police find link between two fatal daylight shootings

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Published October 15, 2021 at 2:12 pm

Det. Sgt. Jim Callendar of the Hamilton Police Service shared an update on the status of the investigations on Friday afternoon (Oct. 15)

Hamilton Police have made a number of arrests in connection to an investigation into two brazen daylight fatal shootings that killed two young men earlier this year.

Police said four men, all under the age of 20, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder and attempted murders and through the investigation, detectives have determined a link between the two murders.

Another man and woman are also facing drugs and weapons charges in connection to the investigation and as a result of search warrants.

“These two daylight shootings occurred in high pedestrian and traffic areas with no concern for public safety, a police press release issued Friday afternoon (Oct. 15) said.

“The Hamilton Police Major Crime Unit have been working tirelessly to solve these crimes, which have resulted in 93 criminal charges.”

Keden Bond, a 17-year-old from Stoney Creek, was gunned down in the parking lot of a plaza at the corner of Mud Street and Paramount Drive on the evening of August 6, 2021.

Police said that Keden and two others he was with were approached by two armed suspects who fired ‘multiple rounds’ at them that evening. Keden, who sustained critical injuries, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another victim sustained life-altering injuries, police said, and the third victim was treated at hospital and later released.

Sabir Omer, 19, was shot to death in a parking lot on King St. West in downtown Hamilton on September 14 just before 3 p.m. when he and another person he was with were shot at by a lone gunman. Sabir was pronounced dead at the scene and the other person was uninjured.

After a lengthy investigation, police said Friday that the Hamilton Major Crime Unit executed four warrants in Hamilton and Halton exactly one month after Sabir’s death.

With the assistance of the Hamilton Police K9 Unit, Hamilton Police Emergency Response Unit, Halton Emergency Response Unit and Niagara Emergency Response Unit, six people were arrested.

 

Police also seized a number of guns and drugs, including four semi-automatic handguns, one fully automatic machine pistol, bulletproof vests, three silencers, ammunition and approximately $185,000 in cocaine and fentanyl.

“During the investigation, detectives were able to draw a link between the two homicides and investigators believe a number of individuals were involved with executing the murder of Sabir Omer,” the press release said. It is believed that the victims and suspects were known to each other but a motive is yet to be established.

The following is a breakdown of those arrested and the charges they face:

Trayonte Eccleston (Male,19-years-old of Halton)

  • First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder x2 (Bond Homicide)
  • First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder x 1 (Omer Homicide)
  • 17 firearm-related charges
  • Possession for Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession for Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Proceeds of Crime Over $5000

17-year-old (Male youth of Halton)

  • First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder (Omer Homicide)
  • 18 firearm-related charges
  • Possession for Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession for Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Proceeds of Crime Over $5000

Anthony La (Male, 18-years-old of Hamilton)

  • First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder (Omer Homicide)

Jonas Campanaro (Male, 19-years-old of Hamilton)

  • First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder (Omer Homicide)

Selena Silva (Female, 19-years-old of Halton)

  • 16 firearm-related charges
  • Possession for Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession for Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Proceeds of Crime Over $5000

17-year-old (Male youth of Hamilton)

  • 19 firearm-related charges
  • Possession for Purpose of Trafficking – Cocaine
  • Possession for Purpose of Trafficking – Fentanyl
  • Proceeds of Crime Over $5000

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Frank DeVuono at 905-546-3827 or Detective Dave Brewster at 905-546-4067.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online.

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