Hamilton Homicide #7 – Marko (Mark) Bakir, shot to death on Clifton Downs Road

Hamilton Police responded to report of a shooting on Clifton Downs Road, on November 22, just before 9:00pm.

Police and paramedics arrived to find Marko Bakir, 31, of Hamilton, suffering from gunshot wounds. Bakir was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Richard Wouters at 905-546-4921.

On May 18, 2022, the Hamilton homicide unit arrested 28-year-old Alessandro Giammichele aka Gino and Sandro in Thunder Bay and charged him with first-degree murder.

25-year-old, Abdelaziz Ibrahim of Hamilton will also be charged with first-degree murder of Marko Bakir. Police said Ibrahim is currently in custody on unrelated matters.

On November 10th 2022 the Hamilton Police Service Homicide Unit announced the arrest of, 43-year-old, Mark Buzzelli of Hamilton, for his role in the murder.  Buzzelli was arrested without incident at a business in Burlington, Ontario. Buzzelli has been charged with Accessory after the fact of murder.

Update May 11th 2023
The charge of accessory after the fact of murder against Mark Buzzelli was withdrawn in exchange for a plea of obstructing police. According to the Hamilton Spectator Buzzelli pleaded guilty to obstructing police for lying in an interview with a homicide detective about his connection to a man accused of killing 31-year-old Marko Bakir.

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