Four months after Brock Beck was stabbed to death, his family is asking for help and offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of whoever killed him.
The 20-year-old was attacked outside 3063 Binbrook Road on July 26, 2020 just before 2 a.m., according to police.
He was transported to hospital where he died of his injuries, said investigators. A 16-year-old was also injured, but survived.
Now Beck’s family is asking the public for help.
In a video shared by Hamilton police Tuesday John Bialik, Brock’s step-father, said he “loved everybody.”
“He was the type of kid that you wanted for a son — outgoing, smart, helpful,” Bialik said.
“It’s absolutely devastating,” he said, breaking into tears. “No parent should ever have to put their kid in a box.”
Kim, Brock’s mother, described him as “funny, loveable” and a “teacher.”
Brock’s father, Barry, a former NHL star who played with the New York Rangers. Colorado Rockies and L.A. Kings, said police need the help of those who know what happened to move forward in their investigation.
“We pray every night that our son receives justice,” he said.
Police allege the suspects pulled up behind Brock’s vehicle around 2 a.m. and confronted him and a friend in the driveway.
“We believe this incident was fuelled by road rage at the intersection of Binbrook Road and Highway 56 in the town centre,” said Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk in the video.
Detectives with the major crime unit have been investigating the murder for months but have yet to charge anyone.
Investigators believe Brock and the people who attacked him did not know each other and had not met before that night, said Bereziuk.
Police say the suspects were in a white, four-door sedan.
“We think it’s possible that some of these occupants did not know that Brock was stabbed and murdered at the time,” Bereziuk said in the video.
“We are asking anybody involved to reach out to us and tell us what happened.”
In a Facebook post on Nov. 19 Barry Beck, who now lives in Hong Kong, wrote that he thinks about his son every morning and again at night before bed.
“Nov. 30th will be my son’s 21st birthday,” he said. “I refuse to let his killer take away any more from us. We’ll celebrate my son’s life here in Hong Kong. “