2nd person charged with murder in death of a man in Barrie

Police say there was a violent confrontation between a group of individuals

A man wanted in connection with the death of another man in downtown Barrie has been charged.

Police say just before 8:30 Thursday night, officers including the tactical support unit and street crime unit descended upon a home on Hickling Trail where a 33-year-old from Sudbury was arrested without incident.

He has been 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 on Friday for a bail hearing.

A 32-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested earlier this week and charged with second-degree murder and other offences in connection with the incident.

On Monday around 8:20 a.m., police responded to a violent confrontation involving a group of individuals near 24 Collier Street.

The 47-year-old victim made his way to a Dunlop Street East diner where he collapsed. The man was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“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“ Barrie Police Chief Rich Johnston said in a statement.