Landlord-Tenant dispute ends up deadly in Hamilton

The heat is rising in Canada with skyrocketing rent prices and insanely high housing market, but the new development is breaking the barrier. The situation turned sideways in Hamilton where landlord shot and killed your couple over rent dispute. The victims of the double homicide that occurred in Stoney Creek over the weekend have been identified by Hamilton Police officers.

Murder scene

Police said Carissa MacDonald, 27, of Stoney Creek and previously of Huntsville, and Aaron Stone, 28, of Hamilton are the couple who were mercilessly shot to death by their landlord.

At this point, the families of the two victims are asking for privacy.

When MacDonald and Stone decided to leave their basement flat at 322 Jones Road, they were already engaged to be married. Instead, a disagreement arose with the landlord, Terry Bourassa.

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Police claim that Bourassa, 57, killed the young couple with a single gunshot on his front lawn after living there for 20 years. Stone and MacDonald had expressed dissatisfaction with the house’s conditions.

Bourassa started fire at cops after hours of negotiations. The SIU is currently looking into the claim that a police gunshot killed him.

According to reports, the male renter was shot first, and his companion was slain as she fled for her life. At the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, MacDonald worked as an educational assistant while Stone was an electrician.

According to homicide investigators, the two, who were both inhabitants of the address, were shot and killed on a front yard just before 6 o’clock on Saturday.

Late in the day, the situation would turn into a standoff when a 57-year-old suspect, who was later determined to be the landlord, locked himself in the house with multiple weapons.

Officers in an armoured police car are seen speaking with the man and ordering him to leave the house and surrender in video evidence that was given by a neighbour.

When officers were shot at and returned fire killed the suspect, the standoff came to an end at 10 p.m.

Devastating development in Hamilton is a tragic reminder how mixture of guns, mental health and excessive stress due to finances can turn out. Something Canadian government should take very seriously so this horrible tragedy will never happen again!

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