Barrie homicide investigators have arrested and charged the second suspect in the shooting that took place on Sunday, Aug. 13, in the area of Mulcaster Street and Lakeshore Drive.
Dylan Brown, 24, who was wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for Attempted Murder, was arrested by London Police Service on Monday, Aug. 21, police report. The Barrie Police Service has since taken custody of the suspect. He appeared before an Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Tuesday and was remanded until August 28, 2017.
Further investigation has led to the arrest of 43-year-old Douglas Pritchett of Barrie, the father of Max Cameron Pritchett. The older man has been arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact to Attempt Murder, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and Careless Handling of a Firearm.
He is scheduled to appear before an Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Investigators continue to seek the public’s assistance in locating Max Cameron Pritchett, 21. He should be considered armed and dangerous and is described as: male, white; 5’8″, 142 lbs, medium build, brown hair and blue eyes.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Homicide Unit at (705)725-7025 ext. 2160, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.ca.
In other police news:
• Two men suffered non-life threatening injuries following a shooting Monday night on Hickling Trail, police report.
Investigators believe an altercation took place outside the residence just after 5 p.m., which left two men shot and one suspect outstanding. When police arrived a noxious smell had been coming from the garage, which prompted a response from Barrie Fire. The smell is believed to be an irritant consistent with bear spray or pepper spray, which may have been used during the altercation.
The investigation is ongoing and further details will be provided as they become available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barrie Police Homicide Unit at (705) 725-7025 ext. 2160, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.ca.
• Barrie Police Marine Unit spotted some unruly and suspicious behaviour at Johnston’s Beach while on the patrol in the bay on Sunday evening and called for assistance from land officers to investigate further.
Just after 5:00 p.m., officers spotted two males who were visibly drinking alcohol and causing a disturbance, drawing attention from other people enjoying the beach area, police report.
The officers also observed one of the males holding a duck by its neck and taking a picture with it. Assistance was requested by officers on land to investigate the incident further and the Marine Unit floated close by keeping an eye on the pair. Patrons from the beach had also approached the males as their behaviour was inappropriate and unsettling, police report.
Upon police arrival the two males were located. The first male identified himself to police with a false last name and was subsequently arrested for Obstruct Peace Officer. Once his real name was confirmed, police learned he was wanted on multiple warrants from Thunder Bay as well as a condition not to consume alcohol from a previous recognizance, police report.
The Barrie man, 34, was charged with Obstruct Peace Officer, Cruelty to Animals and Fail to Comply with Recognizance. Police report the duck was not injured in the incident.