Man Arrested After Gunshots Fired at Burlington Bar

By Staff

July 19th, 2022



On July 9, 2022 at approximately 1:50 am, Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) officers responded to the Port House Social Bar and Kitchen located at 2020 Lakeshore Road in Burlington, for reports of gun shots being fired.

Location was basically the Waterfront Hotel

Gun was fired into the air in the parking lot on the eastern side of the Waterfront Hotel.

An altercation had occurred between a group of people in the parking lot of the bar. At some point during the altercation the suspect produced a handgun from his waistband and fired five to six shots into the air. Fortunately no one was struck by the rounds and no physical injuries were reported. The suspect fled the area in a vehicle.

Investigators from the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau were able to identify the suspect and on July 15, 2022, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Hamilton.

Bashdar Kader (23) of Hamilton was arrested and has been charged with:
• Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
• Careless Use of a Firearm
• Carry Concealed Weapon
• Unauthorized Possession of Firearm

Kader was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

The firearm utilized by the accused has not been recovered.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective Constable Lanaya Greco of the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2334 or 2316.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. “See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at

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1 comment to Man Arrested After Gunshots Fired at Burlington Bar

  • Allen Fenton

    The “ Wild Wild West “ here in peaceful Burlington? OMG No guns checked at the door? Marshall Wyatt Earp would roll over! Yahoo, Yahoo said Bashar as he shot five rounds into the ceiling! Wyatt would have clouted him on the head, grabbed hid gun and cuffed him on the spot!
    Only in the movies though!
    Is it time to start frisking people at the door of establishments ?
    Hopefully our local Halton police will delve into this matter and determine the calibre and origin of the weapon!

    A.J .F ( downtown resident who may decide to legally start packing)