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UPDATE - Barrie Police Investigating Overnight Stabbing

UPDATE - Barrie Police Investigating Overnight Stabbing
May 7th, 2019 - Police & the Community

UPDATE - Barrie Police Investigating Overnight Stabbing
Arrested Male Charged with Manslaughter

UPDATE - The investigation being conducted by the Barrie Police Service Homicide Unit into a stabbing that occurred at a residence located on Heather Street late Sunday evening is continuing.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, a 19-year old Barrie resident was taken into custody without incident by detectives from the Barrie Police Service yesterday morning as he left a home in northwest Barrie. This male has now been charged with Manslaughter, contrary to Section 236 of the Criminal Code of Canada and Aggravated Assault, contrary to Section 268 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.  He remains in custody and will appear today at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie for a Bail Hearing.

A forensic post mortem examination is also scheduled to take place today at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) located in Toronto to determine the exact cause of death. From the preliminary examination that has taken place, the fatal injuries sustained by the 21-year old victim appear to be consistent with being stabbed by an edged weapon.

Anyone with home video surveillance or information with regards to this incident is asked to contact the Barrie Police Homicide Unit Tip Line at 705-725-7025, ext. 2160. Anonymous information can be provided by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

 

Prepared by: Peter Leon
                     Corporate Communications Coordinator
 

Occurrence: BA19024167


Barrie Police Investigating Overnight Stabbing

The Barrie Police Service is presently investigating an overnight death after officers responded to a residence located on Heather Street in the City of Barrie.

Police responded to the home last night at 11:18 p.m. where a 21-year old male victim was located suffering from life threatening injuries that appear to have been caused by an edged weapon. The male was transported to a local hospital by the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services where shortly after midnight, he was pronounced deceased.

The ongoing investigation appears to be isolated in nature and is being conducted by the Barrie Police Homicide Unit who are being assisted at the scene by uniform officers and the Forensic Identification Unit.

A short time ago, a 19-year old male was taken into custody and is currently being investigated in regards to this incident.

Residents in the Heather Street and Noam Drive area can expect a police presence to remain until this investigation is complete.

The identity of the deceased will not be released until the conclusion of a forensic post mortem examination which is scheduled to take place tomorrow at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) located in Toronto.

Further details will only be provided as the investigation permits.