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Gunfire in Downtown - Update

Arrest in Downtown shooting and seeking public assistance in locating 2nd suspect

The Belleville Police Service’s Criminal Investigation Division has made an arrest in relation to the shooting that occurred on Front Street on the 12th of August 2023.  With the assistance of Project Renewal and the Kingston Police, twenty-four-year-old Brandon Alexander of Northbrook was arrested on the 15th of August in the City of Kingston.  Alexander was held for bail and charged with:

  • Attempt to Commit Murder using a Restricted Firearm
  • Careless use of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Discharge Firearm with Intent
  • Failure to comply with Undertaking (x 3)
  • Possession of a Firearm contrary to Prohibition Order

The Belleville Police Service continue to seek the public’s assistance in locating 24-year-old Nicholas Baumhour.  Baumhour is wanted for Attempt to Commit Murder in connection with the shooting.  Baumhour is approximately 6’2” and 200lbs.  He is known to be in the Quinte and Kingston area. 

If you see or know the whereabouts of Baumhour, do not approach him and please contact the Belleville Police Service or Crime Stoppers.  If you have any information in relation to the shooting, please contact Detective Constable Rachel Terpstra at 613-966-0882 x 4177 or

Attached is a photo of Nicholas Baumhour.