First-degree murder charge laid in Kitchener man’s death
Published Monday, August 28, 2017 1:40PM EDT Last Updated Monday, August 28, 2017 6:25PM EDT
A 43-year-old Kitchener man has been charged with murder in connection with the city’s second homicide of 2017.
The charge relates to the death of a 37-year-old Kitchener man at a home on Mooregate Crescent.
Police say the two men knew each other prior to Sunday afternoon, when the 43-year-old man allegedly stabbed the 37-year-old man to death during a fight which spilled out of the home.
One neighbour, Norma Smith, told CTV News she had seen a man “bloody and motionless” on the ground.
Court documents identify the victim as Shamsul Alamshah, and his alleged killer as Mohamed Younus.
While a charge of first-degree murder has been laid, police say they are still investigating the death and will be talking to witnesses in the area around Mooregate Crescent.
On Monday, a police command post remained in the area, as did evidence markers. Police officers said they would be doing a door-to-door canvass in the area in the coming days.
With reporting by Max Wark