On the 12-year anniversary of a Hamilton man’s murder in 2005, the death remains a cold case investigation.
Michael Parmer was out with his friends at the now defunt CDs bar in the Roxborough and Ottawa streets area.
Shortly after 3:00 a.m. on Sept. 9, police responded to a shooting at the bar and the victim of the shooting was Parmer. He died as a result of his injuries 12 hours later.
He was 22 years old.
“This is a kid who didn’t deserve to be shot and killed that night,” says Det. Sergeant Steve Bereziuk of Hamilton Police.
Det. Bereziuk says the shooting was coined in the past as a “senseless crime” and it still remains that way.
The police say there were two males and one female involved in the incident:
1. Male, black, early 20s; six-foot-one-inch to six-foot-three-inches tall; 180-200 pounds; wearing dark clothing, possibly a hoodie type shirt.
2. Male, black, early 20s, five-foot-seven-inches to five-foot-10-inches tall; 170 pounds, may have been wearing camouflage pants.
3. Female, white, younger, light coloured hair.
Det. Bereziuk says they have looked at security footage and interviewied many people.
He says the police know there were a lot of people in the area that night that know or saw what happened who may have been afraid to come forward at the time. He hopes that appealing to the public may ignite a spark in them to come forward now to solve this cold case.
Police are asking for the public’s help to come forward if they have any information about the suspects or what they saw that night.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Jon Murphy at 905-546-2288 or Det. Sergeant Steve Bereziuk of the Homicide Unit at 905-546-3865 or [email protected]
For those wishing to remain anonymous, the public can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com