Hamilton Homicide #18 – 22-year-old  Mario Rodgers intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle. Junaid Mohamed Nizami charged with second-degree murder

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Hamilton police responded to the report that a 22-year-old male had been intentionally struck by a motor vehicle in an apartment parking lot at 2520 Barton Street, on December 13th at approximatley 4:10am.

Despite lifesaving efforts by first responders, the victim was pronounced at the scene. The victim has been identified as  Mario Rodgers.

Investigators arrested 24-year-old Junaid Mohamed Nizami and charged him with 2nd Degree Murder after reviewing video evidence and interviewing several witnesses. Police said the victim and the accused were known to each other, but their relationship is still under investigation. Police continue to investigate the motive.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Robert Di Ianni at 905-546-3836.

Update: Nizami has been released on bail after seven months in jail. His list of conditions include 24-hour supervision and a combined $140,000 bond posted by his sureties.