Two Hamilton paramedics facing charges in connection with the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi have been fired.
29-year-old Christopher Marchant, of Whitby and 53-year-old Steven Snively, of Hamilton were terminated Wednesday.
The men are charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life while responding to the deadly shooting in December 2017.
19 year old Al-Hasnawi was struck by gunfire while intervening in a dispute between two young men and an older man.
The teen’s father, Majed Hasnawi, says when paramedics arrived at the scene they left his son to bleed on the street.
Hasnawi says the paramedics were laughing at the situation while his son was uttering the words “I cannot breathe.”
The teen was pronounced dead in hospital a short time after he was transported.
After the incident, Hamilton police said they asked Niagara Regional Police Service to conduct a criminal investigation into the emergency medical care provided to the teen.
The Hasnawi family is suing Hamilton Paramedic Services, Hamilton police and St. Joseph’s Hospital for $10 million.
Two men, 19-year-old Dale Buringsky King and 20-year-old James Anthony Robert Matheson have been charged in connection with Al-Hasnawi’s death.