Police seek public assistance to identify suspect in downtown Kingston assault

Kingston Police are looking to the public for assistance in identifying a suspect involved in an assault that took place earlier this summer.

Photo by Lucas Mulder/Kingstonist.

According to police, the assault occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jun. 11, 2022, between 2:30 and 3 a.m. The incident took place in the parking lot of the plaza on the southeast corner of the intersection of Division and Princess Streets, where Pizza Pizza is located – in an area of downtown Kingston often referred to as ‘The Hub.’ The victim of the assault was standing in the parking lot when he was confronted by the first suspect, who began to “berate him,” police said in a press release on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.

The conflict then escalated and the first suspect assault the victim, punching him repeatedly in the head. The victim fell to the ground during the assault, and a second suspect became involved, striking the victim with his foot while the victim was still lying on the ground. The kick, police said, cause “significant injury to the victim’s head.”

“The victim sustained several serious injuries as a result of the totality of the assault by the two suspects,” Kingston Police said.

Both suspects then left the scene, the first suspect in a vehicle, and the second fleeing by foot. The victim was taken to hospital by Frontenac Paramedics for treatment. Both of the suspects were unknown to the victim, according to police.

Three days later, the first suspect attended Kingston Police Headquarters where they turned themselves in to police. That suspect was subsequently arrested, and later released on conditions with a future court date. The 35-year-old suspect was charged with assault causing bodily harm.

Now, Kingston Police are seeking public assistance to identify the second suspect involved in the assault. The suspect is described as being Caucasian, and standing approximately 6’ tall, with a heavy build. At the time of the assault, this suspect was wearing a black sweater and baseball cap with the word ‘Gilligan’s’ on it. Anyone with information regarding this incident or the identity of the second suspect is asked to contact Constable Travis Priest at 613-549-4660 ext. 6385, or via email at [email protected].

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