Warrant issued for suspect in Hamilton’s 10th homicide of 2021


Published July 20, 2021 at 6:49 pm


Local police issued a warrant for the arrest of a 40-year-old Hamilton man on Tuesday (July 20).

Myles Blackburn is accused of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Christopher La Rose, 40, of Brampton.

On Sunday (July 18), shortly after 9:46 a.m., police responded to reports of an injured male lying on the sidewalk near 575 Queenston Rd. Police arrived to find a man suffering from stab wounds. The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) says the stabbing occurred at Red Rose Motel.

A suspect, Blackburn, was attending a unit in the motel where La Rose was reportedly visiting. The pair engaged in a “physical altercation,” according to police before La Rose was stabbed and fled eastbound on Queenston Rd where he collapsed.

Police say Blackburn fled the area prior to their arrival.

The suspect is described as being 6-foot-4 and approximately 190 lbs.

“The weapon used in this attack has not been recovered and Blackburn should be considered dangerous,” said HPS. “If seen, members of the public are encouraged not to approach him and call 911 immediately.”

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation, you are asked to contact Detective Andrew Coughlan by calling 905-546-3874.

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