Hamilton shooting victim’s family suing police, paramedics: reports

The family of a Good Samaritan who was fatally shot while defending an elderly man has launched a $10-million lawsuit, according to several media reports.

Yosif Al-Hasnawi‘s family has named Hamilton paramedics, Hamilton Police and St. Joseph’s Healthcare, citing a failure to properly treat the 19-year-old at the scene.

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A number of witness accounts claim paramedics told Al-Hasnawi that he was acting.

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Also named in the lawsuit are Dale Burningsky King, who faces second-degree murder charges in the case, and James Matheson, charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

The allegations have not been proven in court.

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The Niagara Regional Police are investigating the police and paramedic response.

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