Another man has been charged in March shooting that killed 53-year-old Hamilton man


Published September 6, 2023 at 4:48 pm

Hamilton Police have charged another man with manslaughter in relation to a shooting that killed a 53-year-old man in Hamilton earlier this year.

The incident occurred on the evening of March 24, around 4:00 p.m., in the area of Sanford Ave N. and Acorn St. Police discovered the body of the victim, Robert Barberstock, inside a residence.

Police say they had information suggesting that an individual involved with the shooting of Barberstock was also shot in the leg.

Approximately 30 minutes after Barberstock’s body was discovered, police received reports that a man at the Red Rose Motel at 553 Queenston Rd. had a life-threatening gunshot wound in his leg.

The man in the motel, Luke Willems, 38, was charged with first-degree murder.

On Tuesday(Sept. 5), officers charged 33-year-old Justin Barberstock with manslaughter in connection with the same incident.

Authorities say that the investigation is ongoing and believe that there could to be one more suspect connected to this murder.

Anyone with information on this murder is asked to contact Detective Matthew Girgenti at 905-546-3874.

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