Hamilton Police are seeking new leads in an 2018 murder investigation on the west Mountain.
Marko Bakir, 31, was shot to death in the driveway of his Clifton Downs Road home near Upper Paradise Road and Mohawk Road West, at around 8:45 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 22, 2018.
Investigators say Bakir was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and eventually later pronounced dead at the scene.
Since then, homicide detectives have been seeking witnesses and individuals in the community who have information.
Hamilton Police (HPS) Det. Sgt. Steve Bereziuk told Global News “putting fresh eyes” on the case has led to new information coming forward.
“We’re just looking to again garner some public support to hopefully come forward and speak to us,” Berezuik said.
“We know that there’s people out there that have information pertaining to this murder … and we’re hoping that this might encourage them to come forward.”
Bakir’s family also came forward with a plea for those with information to contact police.
“Mark Bakir was a loving, caring and altruistic son, brother, friend and uncle. He was spontaneous and lived his life to the fullest,” family members said in their release.
“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.”
Bakir’s was the seventh homicide in 2018. Nine people fell victim to homicides that year.
Berezuik said homicide is in the process of re-interviewing witnesses from 2018, but also new people they’ve been lead to.
“We have been approaching these people … we also know there’s potentially people out there that we don’t know about, and I’m hoping that they would come forward and talk to us,” said Berezuik.
Anyone with information on Bakir’s murder can reach out to Hamilton Police Homicide or Crime Stoppers.