Hamilton Police Release Picture of Violent Offender in East End Stabbing

[![Jerell Downey, 21, is sought by Police as the suspect in a serious stabbing. (HPS Handout)](http://joeycoleman.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Downey_suspect_photo.jpg)](http://joeycoleman.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Downey_suspect_photo.jpg)Jerell Downey, 21, is sought by Police as the suspect in a serious stabbing. (HPS Handout)
Hamilton Police Service issued the following release, and photo, relating to an overnight stabbing in Hamilton’s East End. The victim, a 19-year-old male, suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect – who arrived at the house party uninvited – is described by police as a “violent offender”.

Police are seeking 21-year-old Jerell DOWNEY. DOWNEY is described as 5’6” tall, 132 pounds with a medium build.

Hamilton, ON –

The Hamilton Police are investigating an early morning attack on a male in the city’s east end.

Shortly before 1 am Saturday morning police responded to reports of a stabbing at a Tindale Court address. It was learned that there had been a house party where three men attended, uninvited. A physical altercation ensued between the men and other guests when a 19 year old male victim was stabbed in the chest.

The suspect and two other males had fled before police arrival. The victim was transported to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses were located and as a result an arrest warrant is being issued for a 21 year old Hamilton man, Jerell DOWNEY.

DOWNEY is described as 5’6” tall, 132 pounds with a medium build.

If you have any information that may assist the police in locating this male please contact Division 20 Detectives at (905) 546- 2920 or Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-8477.