Paramedics charged in teens death

Police have charged two Hamilton paramedics in connection with the death of a 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi.

The two are charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life to Al-Hanlsnawi, who was killed while trying to stop an altercation in December last year.

He was shot after he tried to help an older man who was being accosted by two men outside his mosque.

Two men have been charged in the case.

A criminal investigation was launched in January by a neighbouring police force into how paramedics handled the incident.

Witnesses say paramedics took too long to treat and transport Al-Hasnawi to hospital and further alleged that they had accused the man of acting like his wounds were worse than they were.

In January, Al-Hasnawi’s family filed a civil lawsuit against Hamilton’s paramedics, alleging they failed to properly treat the man and claiming that their family suffered extreme emotional and mental distress.

The lawsuit also names Hamilton police, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and the two men charged in the shooting.