Barrie police investigate fatal downtown stabbing

The Barrie Police Service is presently investigating an early morning death after officers responded to a report of a male being stabbed.
At 7:15 a.m., Barrie police and the County of Simcoe Paramedic Services attended the scene, which was located at 16 Dunlop Street East. A 30-year old male from Barrie was found to be suffering from life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The ongoing investigation, which is now being treated as a homicide, appears to be isolated in nature and is being conducted by the Barrie Police Criminal Investigation Division and the Homicide Unit. The Barrie Police Forensic Identification Unit and uniform officers are also providing assistance at the scene.
The identity of the deceased will not be released until the conclusion of a forensic post mortem examination, which is scheduled to take place at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS) located in Toronto early next week.
At present, the investigation is focused in the area bordered by Clapperton Street to Owen Street, and from Collier Street to Dunlop Street East and as a result no pedestrians will be permitted to access this area or the alleyways within the contained area until further notice.
Barrie police is requesting the assistance of anyone who may have information regarding this investigation. Anyone with information can contact Detective Constable Bruce Bernard at 705-725-7025 ext. 2162 or by email at bbernard@barriepolice.ca. If you wish to remain anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

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