Monday, September 16, 2013

One dead, one injured, one arrested in Terrace incident over weekend

Terrace RCMP responded to a shooting call in the Thornhill area on Saturday afternoon and as the weekend moved forward a manhunt provided for the arrest of a subject on later that evening near Kleanza Creek.

The string of events began on Dobbie Street in Thornhill as a male was shot dead and a woman injured in the Saturday afternoon incident, the male, later identified as 27 year old Eric Cardinal, was declared deceased at the scene. A woman who was also shot, was taken to Mills Memorial Hospital. Her condition was later listed as serious, but not life threatening.

Global News outlines that Mr. Cardinal was known to police and had been featured in an RCMP alert earlier this year.

The shooting launched a large scale search for the shooter included in the response to the shooting was the use of the Northwest Emergency Response Team and an RCMP helicopter.

Like the victim, the alleged suspect, 29 year old Travis Leslie Stephens, was also described as "known to police".

He was discovered hiding down an embankment and apprehended at Kleanza Creek early Saturday evening.

The crime scene on Dobbie was still sealed off by RCMP into Sunday, while the Terrace RCMP and the Major Crime Unit continued on with their investigation and spoke further with witnesses.

Word of the manhunt made headlines across the province, some of the media filings on the incident can be found below.

September 16-- Charges laid in Deadly Saturday Shooting in Thornhill
September 16-- Murder charge laid in Terrace shooting
September 16-- Man charged with murder in Terrace area death
September 16-- Man charged with murder in drug related double shooting in Terrace
September 16-- Man arrested in Connection with Terrace Area Shooting
September 16-- Man charged with murder in Terrace area death
September 15-- Victim identified in fatal shooting in Terrrace - Well known to police
September 15-- Shooting death of 27 year old in Terrace was drug related: RCMP
September 15-- Terrace RCMP have one man in custody
September 15-- Man in custody after double shooting near Terrace 
September 15-- Terrace RCMP investigate Fatal Shooting
September 15-- 1 man in custody after double shooting in Terrace
September 14-- Shooting Near Terrace Leaves One Dead One Injured
September 14-- Man confirmed dead in Terrace area
September 14-- Manhunt on in Terrace

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