Hamilton Police make arrest in 2018 murder of Marko Bakir

Published May 20, 2022 at 1:56 pm

Hamilton Police make arrest in 2018 murder of Marko Bakir
Hamilton Police made an arrest in the 2018 murder of Marko Bakir, who was 31 when he was shot to death on his own driveway in the area of Clifton Downs Rd.

Hamilton Police made an arrest in the 2018 murder of Marko Bakir.

Bakir, who was 31 at the time, was shot to death on his own driveway in the area of Clifton Downs Rd. in Hamilton on Nov. 22, 2018.

Police announced Friday (May 20) that 28-year-old Alessandro Giammichele of Hamilton has been charged with first-degree murder. Giammichele was also known as “Gino” and “Sandro,” according to police.

He was arrested by Hamilton homicide detectives in Thunder Bay on May 18, 2022, without incident.

Giammichele had a brief court appearance via video link and has since been remanded into custody in Thunder Bay.

Abdelaziz Ibrahim, 25, of Hamilton is also being charged with first-degree murder in Bakir’s death. Ibrahim is currently in custody for an unrelated incident.

Hamilton Police issued a plea to the public last February that included a letter from Bakir’s family:

Mark Bakir was a loving, caring and altruistic son, brother, friend and uncle. He was spontaneous and lived his life to the fullest. He loved going on vacations, spending time with his family and spoiling his two dogs Rex and Diamond. If you had to describe Marko in one word, it would simply be loveable. He was loved by everyone. He posted positive, encouraging quotes daily, was supportive and would give you the shirt off his back. He was very unique.

There’s not a day that goes by where he doesn’t cross our minds. Holidays, family gatherings and life itself is less sweet without Marko. We all miss him unconditionally and still can’t believe he has been gone for more than 3 years.

We pray you are at peace smiling down at us in heaven. The memories we have with you will never be forgotten and cherished forever. You will always be in our hearts and prayers. Your family and friends all wish you were here as you are deeply missed. The fact that you’re no longer here with us will always cause us pain, but you’re forever in our hearts until we meet again. We love you until the end of time Marko. We are pleading for anyone with information regarding Mark’s murder to contact the Hamilton Police Homicide Unit so we can get answers and get justice so we can continue into the next stage of the grieving process.

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