Hamilton Police Make Arrest in Homicide Investigation

Hamilton Police have arrested a 38-year-old man in relation to the Friday shooting incident, which left a 53-year-old Hamilton man deceased. 

On Friday, March 24, 2023, shortly before 4:00 p.m., Hamilton Police were called to the area of Sanford Avenue North and Acorn Street for a shooting that had just occurred. Robert Barberstock, a 53-year-old Hamilton man, was found deceased inside a residence by gunshot wound.

Through investigation, it was learned that a suspect involved in the shooting of Robert Barberstock also sustained a gunshot wound to the leg.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., Hamilton Police and emergency services attended the Red Rose Motel located at 553 Queenston Road, for a man with a life threatening leg injury. Investigation revealed that the injury to the leg did not occur at the motel. 

Hamilton Police have arrested, Luke Willems, a 38-year-old man of Hamilton for First Degree Murder charges.

Anyone with information on this murder is asked to contact Detective Lisa Chambers of the Homicide Unit at 905-546-3843.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at www.crimestoppershamilton.com .