Last night, just before 8:30 p.m., the Barrie Police Service arrested the outstanding suspect in the homicide of a 47-year-old male that occurred on the morning of Monday, February 20, 2023.

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.

The accused is charged with:

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

He remains in custody and will be attending the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie today for a bail hearing.

“I wish to acknowledge the incredible work that has been done this week by detectives from our Major Crime/Homicide Unit in identifying the suspects responsible for Monday’s homicide and their round the clock efforts to take those responsible into custody. The tireless and collaborative approach undertaken by everyone involved within our Service demonstrates professionalism and a true commitment to our community“ says Barrie Police Chief Rich Johnston.

Occurrence #: BA23011061
Prepared by: Corporate Communications 


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