Man Arrested After Victim Intentionally Struck by SUV

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Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) 5 District (Fort Erie) detectives are investigating after a man was intentionally struck by an SUV in Fort Erie.

On February 12, 2024, at 1:53am 5 District uniform officers responded to a report of pedestrian having been struck by an SUV on Dufferin Street near Central Avenue. Officers and Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics found the male victim in his 30s suffering from critical injuries.  Paramedics transported the man initially to a local hospital and then to an out of region hospital. He remains in serious but stable condition with life altering injuries.

The initial investigation determined that the victim and another male have been arguing inside a Dufferin Street residence. They both went outside, and the argument continued to escalate. The suspect entered a white 2021 Chevrolet Traverse and ran over the victim and left the area. Officers located the suspect at his residence in the area of Bowden Street and Prow Avenue.  At 6:00am, the suspect was arrested, and the residence and SUV were held pending a search warrant.

Moses Balabyekkubo (33 yrs.) of Fort Erie has been arrested and charged with the Criminal Code offences of:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle – Cause Bodily Harm
  • Fail to Stop After Accident Resulting in Bodily Harm

Balabyekkubo was also charged with six offences under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

Balabyekkubo was held in custody for a video bail hearing to the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on February 12, 2024. At the conclusion of the bail hearing Balabyekkubo was ordered held in custody. His next court date is February 15, 2024.

Detectives executed a search warrant in relation the Chevrolet and the accused residence and seized offence related property.

5 District detectives are being assisted by detectives from the NPRS Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1022300.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.

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