Dylon Duarte in Hamilton court to face first-degree murder charges in stabbing death of Tyquan Brown – TheSpec.com

Dylon Duarte in Hamilton court to face first-degree murder charges in stabbing death of Tyquan Brown - TheSpec.com
Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing of man celebrating Raptors win in Hamilton
Dylon Moniz Duarte was picked up by police in the east end of Hamilton on Saturday afternoon and now faces a charge of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of another Hamilton man early Friday morning.

Police say a group of individuals was celebrating the Toronto Raptors win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in the street outside a home in the area of Sherman Avenue North and Case Street when the suspect pulled up in a red Volkswagen Jetta. He confronted the group about a woman who was with them before pulling out a knife and stabbing one of the men.

As the group attempted to chase down the suspect, the victim staggered into a nearby alleyway and collapsed.

Tyquan Brown was taken to hospital with a “significant stab wound” to his upper body, where he was pronounced dead.

Police recovered the car the suspect used to flee the scene approximately five kilometres from the crime scene near Bayfront Park. A knife was also recovered but police have not said if it is the murder weapon.

Police issued a warrant for their suspect, and arrested the man as he was getting into a taxi on Saturday afternoon. Duarte is scheduled to appear in court Sunday morning in Hamilton.

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A 20-year-old suspect is in custody a little more than a day after a man celebrating the Toronto Raptors Game 1 win on a Hamilton street was stabbed to death.

Police were called to Sherman Avenue and Barton Street at about 12:30 a.m. Friday, where a group of people who had watched the Raptors game had went outside their homes to hold an impromptu celebration of the victory.

Investigators say that a male suspect pulled up to the group in a red Volkswagen Jetta sedan, got out, and within a matter of seconds, began arguing with people in the group and drew a knife.

He allegedly stabbed 23-year-old Tyquan Brown. Members of Browns group pursued the suspect on foot while Brown stumbled to an alleyway north of Barton Street East and collapsed to the ground.

At about 3 p.m. Saturday, Hamilton police officers spotted the suspect, identified as Dylon Moniz Duarte, getting into a cab in the area of Grandville Avenue and Delewana Drive.

Investigators say he and Brown did not know each other prior to the incident, but that Duarte allegedly drove to the group of basketball fans because he was unhappy that an ex-girlfriend was socializing with the group of basketball fans.

Officers say the knife used in the incident has not yet been located, but a vehicle Duarte allegedly used to flee the scene has been found.