On Sunday, August 20, 2023, at 3:43 p.m., the Barrie Police Service was advised of an incident that had just taken place at the rear parking lot of a hotel located on Hart Drive in the city of Barrie.
From the investigation that followed, detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division have determined that a 40-year-old-male, who is originally from Windsor, was injured after being robbed by two males who were waiting in the parking lot in what is described as a silver four door Kia Forte.
The meeting appeared to be pre-arranged as the two males from the parked car exited their car and approached the victim’s car. This interaction became violent as one of the suspect’s removed items from the victim’s car, while the other, who was armed with a firearm, fought with the victim. A shot was fired by the male armed with the gun as the victim reversed his car across the parking and struck some fencing.
This investigation remains ongoing, and police believe that there is no risk to public safety. Seized video surveillance is assisting and police have confirmed that the suspects fled westbound on Hart Drive.
The victim was later transported to a local hospital after sustaining a serious leg injury that involved his reversing car.
Police are trying to identify two suspects who are wanted in this occurrence. The male armed with the gun is described as having a dark complexion, thin build, shoulder length black hair with dread locks, black beard and mustache, wearing a black baseball cap on backwards with a white logo at the back and on the brim, black hooded sweatshirt, black jogging pants with a white logo on the left upper thigh, white and black running shoes.
The other male, who was driving the silver Kia, is described as Male White, heavy build, bald, wearing a blue T-shirt, grey shorts, and black running shoes.
Anyone with information or video that may assist police is asked to please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025.
|Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon