Stabbing Claims A Life Near Fort St James
Fort St James, B.C. – One person is dead following a stabbing on the Tl’azt’en Nation (Tachie) Reserve around 65 km west of Fort St James early Sunday morning.
North District RCMP Corporal Dave Tyreman says police received the report around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
While officers were on route he says officers intercepted family members of the victim, a 31-year-old Tachie resident, who were taking him to hospital. Officers were advised of the suspect’s name and family members were advised to carry on to meet with the ambulance while one of the officers followed the family vehicle.
Tyreman says the victim later died at hospital and the North District Major Crime Unit has taken over the investigation.
He says the suspect, a 33-year-old Tachie resident, was taken into police custody. Police believe the two knew each other and the public is not at risk.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Fort St James RCMP at 250-996-8269.
As required under the Police Act, the Independent Investigations Officer has been called in as the case relates to police officers’ actions and the medical assistance provided to the now deceased victim.
No other information is being released at this time.