Investigators looking into 'unauthorized' GoFundMe page for Yosif Al-Hasnawi


Police in Hamilton, Ont. have issued a warning about an "unauthorized" GoFundMe page purportedly created to help the family of a murdered teenager.

Photo of Brock University student Yosif Al-Hasnawi, 19, who was shot dead Saturday night outside his mosque in central Hamilton after trying to stop two men from harassing an older man on the street.

In a news release issued on Thursday, police said that they have been advised by Al-Hasnawi's family that an unauthorized GoFundMe page titled "Hamilton Hero Funeral Fundraiser" has been set up. GoFundMe has disabled the account and money is expected to be returned to those who donated, Doerr said.

"We don't know his intentions", Doerr said.

He was shot just after 9 p.m., and died at St. Joseph's hospital about an hour later.

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A vigil for Al-Hasnawi organized by Brock students is being held at the university Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Donations can be made online at or by phone at 905-688-5550 ext.

19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi, who was a first-year medical science student at Brock University, was shot on December 2 after attempting to intervene as two young men accosted a senior citizen in downtown Hamilton.

Hamilton Police have arrested Dale King wanted in the fatal shooting Monday of a city man.

Meanwhile, a 20-year-old has since been arrested in connection to the original incident and charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder. Police say King may be armed and risky. An unidentified female was also arrested and charged as an accessory after the fact.