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Gunfire in Downtown - Update

Update – September 13, 2023

Arrest of Second Suspect in Downtown Shooting

On the 12th of September 2023 at 5:00 pm, with the assistance of the public, members of Project Renewal and the Belleville Police Service’s Emergency Response Unit, located and arrested Nicholas Baumhour while he was in Quinte West. 

Nicholas Baumhour, 20-years-old of Belleville is charged with:

  • Attempt to Commit Murder using a Restricted Firearm
  • Discharge Firearm with Intent
  • Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Baumhour was transported to the Belleville Police Service following his arrest and was held for a bail hearing.

Original Media Release

Seeking assistance following gunfire in downtown

Belleville Police are seeking the assistance of the public following an incident that led to gunfire in the downtown core, early Saturday.

Officers responded to an area along the west side of Front Street shortly before 1 a.m. after receiving numerous 911 calls reporting the sound of gunfire.

There were no reported injuries and there is no ongoing risk to public safety.

A number of specialty units - the Criminal Investigations Division, Forensic Unit and Emergency Response Unit - were subsequently called in to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective-Constable Rachel Terpstra at or 613-966-0882 ext. 4177.

Anyone looking to provide information anonymously to police can call Crime Stoppers head 613-969-8477.

Update - August 22, 2023

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:


  • Careless use of a Firearm
  • Attempt to Commit Murder using a Restricted 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 20-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.