Barrie police arrest and charge second suspect in relation to the homicide of a 47-year-old man

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Barrie police were called after a confrontation between a group of individuals at before 8:20 a.m. near 24 Collier Street. Police said an injured man made his way to a Dunlop Street East business where he collapsed and initially received medical attention from the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services. 

The 47-year-old victim was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

A 32-year-old male was arrested on Monday evening, and is facing charges of Second-Degree Murder, Robbery, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, and Assault with a Weapon.

Investigators are searching for a second suspect who is described as male, approximately 45 years old, and may be missing fingers or a thumb on one hand. At the time of the occurrence, he was wearing a brown jacket, black hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants. Anyone who may have information on this male is asked to not approach him, but to contact police.


The Barrie Police Major Crime/Homicide Unit, assisted by members of the Tactical Support Unit, Street Crime Unit and uniformed officers descended upon a Hickling Trail home where a 33-year-old male from Sudbury, Ontario was arrested without incident. He was transported to Barrie Police Headquarters where the investigation continued overnight. He has been charged with:

  • Second Degree Murder
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order
  • Robbery
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025.