Investigators say he was entering a taxi when members of the Major Crime Unit and East End patrol officers made the arrest.
A 23-year-old Raptors fan was killed Thursday night while celebrating the basketball win in the city’s north end.
Hamilton police close off Sherman Avenue North and Barton Street for investigation
Tyquan Brown was celebrating with friends outside a house on Sherman Ave. near Case St. When they were approached by a male who had driven there in a red Volkswagen Jetta.
Investigators say witnesses are co-operating but they are seeking surveillance footage and canvassing the area to determine if anyone else saw something. They remind the public that it is a criminal offence to assist the suspect.
Police say 20 year-old Dylon Moniz Duarte was upset over a woman and didn’t appreciate her hanging out with this group.
Tyquan was stabbed in the upper chest, he did not know the attacker, who ran to the parked Jetta and took off north on Sherman Ave.
When the witnesses returned to the apartment they didnt know where Brown was and the first police on scene — around 12:20 a.m. Friday — followed a blood trail and found him in the alleyway.
The group chased after Dylon, but were unable to find him. When police arrived his friends couldn’t find Tyquan, police tracked a blood trail to an alleyway and found him on the ground, they could not revive him.
Hamilton police are on the hunt for a suspect after a 23-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the chest.
Police say at around 12:30 a.m. Friday a group of people ran out of a home near Barton Street and Sherman Avenue to celebrate the Toronto Raptors win. The stabbing occurred when a man jumped out the passenger seat of a red Volkswagen Jetta and confronted the group, police said.
I wouldnt say it was a fight. It was a confrontation, and this individual did not appreciate one of the females hanging out with this group, Det. Sgt. Peter Thom said at a press conference Friday.
The group of men and women chased the suspect, who fled southbound on Barton, while the person who was stabbed stumbled into a nearby alleyway. It wasnt until police arrived on scene to investigate that they found the man alone and injured.
The stab wound was fairly significant, says Thom, adding that officers attempted CPR until EMS arrived. The 23-year-old, who has been identified by police as Hamilton resident Tyquan Brown, was rushed to the Hamilton General Hospital where he later died.
The suspect was able to get away from the group of the victims friends in the red Volkswagen Jetta that was waiting near the scene. Police found the vehicle and the driver later near Bayfront Park.
The individual that was driving the Volkswagen was not directly involved in the altercation. He was stopped near where the vehicle was parked and he was arrested at that scene for unrelated matters, Thom says.
Police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect they identify as 20-year-old Dylon Moniz Duarte of Hamilton. Duarte is wanted for first-degree murder.
Police are also appealing for any witnesses to come forward. If you have any information youre asked to contact Det. Michael McNaughton at 905-546-4123 or Crime Stoppers.
Forensics unit on scene of fatal stabbing in Hamilton, on Friday May 31. (Brandon Rowe/CTV News Toronto)
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