Arrest made in Barrie murder, second suspect being sought

Police say a man died after a confrontation downtown

Barrie police have charged a suspect with second-degree murder in the death of a 47-year-old man who died Monday following a confrontation downtown.

A second suspect is being sought.

Police say the 32-year-old of no fixed address was arrested Monday evening. Besides the murder charge, he has also been charged with robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and assault with a weapon.

Investigators continue to look for a second suspect who is approximately 45 years old and may be missing fingers or a thumb on one hand. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a brown jacket, a black hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants. Anyone who has information about his man is asked not to approach him but call police.

Image supplied – Barrie Police Service

Police have said there was a confrontation between a group of people on Monday just before 8:20 a.m. near 24 Collier Street.

Following the incident, a man made his way to a Dunlop Street East diner where he collapsed. He was treated by paramedics and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the violent, but isolated interaction, or may have been driving in the area and has dash cam video, to please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025.

Banner image supplied by Barrie Police Service – image of second suspect