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Man held after shooting Terrace

By Contributor
September 16th, 2013

The North District Major Crime Unit and Terrace RCMP have one male in custody after police were called to a shooting in Thornhill, east of Terrace  during the weekend.

Terrace RCMP were called to the Thornhill area at approximately 1 p.m. Saturday (September 14).

Upon attending the location, RCMP located one deceased male and an injured female. Both had been shot. 

A 29-year-old female was transported to the Terrace Hospital with a serious but non life threatening gunshot wound. She received medical treatment and was later released.

The deceased male has been identified as 27 year old, Eric Maurice Cardinal.

Terrace RCMP were advised that the suspect left the area in a pickup truck. The truck was soon located abandoned on a rural forest service road. Terrace RCMP along with the RCMP Police Dog service and Emergency Response Team were called to the rural area and an extensive search for the male took place.

RCMP soon located and arrested 29 year old, Travis Leslie Stephens, who was found down an embankment trying to hide from Police.

RCMP have confirmed that Stephens was known to the victims and the incident was drug related. All individuals involved are known to police.

Stephens remains in police custody and has been charged with one count of Murder and one count of Attempt Murder. He is scheduled to appear in Supreme Court on Wednesday in Prince George.

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