Two Charged in 2020 Giorgio Barresi Homicide
Hamilton Police have charged two individuals in the 2020 homicide of Giorgio Barresi.
On March 2, 2020, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Giorgio Barresi returned to his residence on Portofino Place in Stoney Creek. He was confronted in his driveway by a single suspect and was shot multiple times. Giorgio succumbed to his injuries almost immediately.
The suspect attended the area in a four-door sedan parked by the intersection of Portofino Place and Lido Drive. It is believed that at least one other individual remained with the suspect vehicle during the incident. The suspect walked back to the vehicle after the shooting, which then fled south on Lido Drive.
Initial information showed historical ties between Giorgio Barresi and the Musitano traditional organized crime group. This investigation involved over 50 Judicial Authorizations and was part of Project Skyfall through 2020-2021.
On September 1, 2023, after an intensive investigation, the Hamilton Police Service Homicide Unit laid first-degree murder charges on two Toronto individuals.
- Jamal Chemin, 41-years-old from Toronto
- Sorossa Moude, 27-years-old from Toronto
Although investigators believe these two individuals are involved in this homicide, police continue to urge anyone with additional information to come forward to speak with police.
“George, we think of you and your final moments every single day. We take comfort that charges have now been laid in George’s death,” says family spokesperson Roberto Bucciarelli. The family has requested privacy.
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with this investigation please contact Det. Mike Ebert by calling 905-546-4167. To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.