25-Year-Old Hamilton Man Arrested for Shooting at Mountain Townhouse Complex

Hamilton Police arrest a 25-year-old man of Hamilton, responsible for a shooting that occurred on Hamilton’s Mountain in July 2022.

On Thursday, July 21, 2022, at approximately 9:25 p.m. police responded to a townhouse complex in the area of Upper Paradise Road and Garth Street for a shooting incident. Upon arrival, officers located a, 27-year-old man, with significant gunshot injuries.

The victim was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Police believed the shooting to be a targeted incident.

Through investigation, police identified the shooter as, 25-year-old, Abakar Bechir of Hamilton. It was learned that Bechir had left the province and a warrant was put out for his arrest.

On August 14, 2022, Bechir was arrested by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, while exiting a plane at the Edmonton Airport.

Bechir was transported back to Hamilton and will appear in court today.

Bechir has been charged with, Attempt Murder While Using a Firearm and Fail to Comply Release Order X2.

To date, the victim remains in critical condition.

If you have any information that you believe could assist police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Robert Di Ianni of the Hamilton Police Homicide Unit by calling 905-546-3836.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com