Police in Hamilton say they have laid a murder charge after an 18-year-old man died in a downtown stabbing.
Investigators say it happened in the parking lot of a Tim Hortons on King Street near Hess Village around 2:30 Sunday morning.
Witnesses tell the CBC, a fight broke out between a group of young men and a middle-aged passerby.
They say onlookers moved in to try to restrain those involved in the fight, and in the process, an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the heart.
The victim has been identified as David Pereira.
He was a Mohawk College student.
Police say 49-year-old Raleigh Stubbs has been charged with first-degree murder.
He was remanded into custody and will appear in court Monday morning.