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NEWS RELEASE · 16th September 2013
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In 2008 Eric Cardinal was involved in an Armed Robbery and was sentenced to serve time. After his release he was taken into custody following a number of outstanding warrants for his arrest including breach of a court order and charges relating to a number of violent assaults.

On September 14, 2013, he died the way he lived.

What follows is the latest news release by the RCMP regarding his death, the injuries to another and the arrest of the suspect.

Read the historical reports on his life in the drug world by clicking HERE.

Double Shooting Confirmed Drug Related

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 BC, Saturdayday afternoon, September 14, 2013.

Terrace RCMP were called to the Thornhill area at approximately 1pm. 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.

Travis 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 September 18th, 2013 in Prince George B.C.

North District Major Crime Unit and Terrace RCMP continue to speak with witnesses and are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to please contact them at the Terrace Detachment (250) 638-7400. If you would like to remain anonymous, please call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Comment by Non violent citizen of terrace on 13th October 2013
He came from a long line of scum and certainly deserved what he got. Too bad it wasn't sooner. Ask the parents of the poor fucker on the south side that was supposedly murdered by this asshole and the two other people he apparently robbed the morning before his death and the multitude of people he beat and robbed, what they think. The guy who shot him deserves a medal not a murder charge.
you have no idea
Comment by close friend of eric on 12th October 2013
What the hell kind of artical is this!? You have no compassion for his family or his beatiful daughter. I knew eric really well and he has helped me through some pretty tough times in my life. He may of been caught up in a lot of crimimal activity but honestly half of terrace is. From what I can undeunderstand your writers are a bunch of usless idiots who will write anything that comes to mind. Why are you not writing an article on travis, the guy that killed him. This is the second time he has shot someone yet you are writing an article on the vitcim. Have some fucking respect and let us morn his death rather then seeing article upon artial saying he derserved it. Find something else to waste your time on. Rip eric I love you :( thanks for being the only man I could depend on, miss your suggles
Callous - Hmmmm
Comment by Observer on 24th September 2013


Showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.


unfeeling - insensitive - heartless - hard

Sounds like a description of the way he lived - not a report on the facts of his demise.
Comment by mbw on 24th September 2013
... with MG. Callous beyond description.
Comment by M G on 19th September 2013
Such a calous way to report on a tragedy. Let's not forget that Eric was somebody's son.
The female involved is still a victim, regardless of what she was involved in, and does deserve some privacy as she recovers from this ordeal.
Got what he got.
Comment by El Paso on 19th September 2013
Eric was well known around town from assaulting a man causing him to become blind in one eye, to stealing from local businesses, to using intimidation tactics to get things out of people, random assaults, thefts, drug charges, etc. He was a complete plague to Terrace and never did anything positive. When you get caught up in this lifestyle this is the the way it normally ends and I am sure a lot of Terracites are breathing a sigh of relief now that they dont have to worry about their hard earned items might be stolen.
Woman shot, why isn't her name out here too
Comment by Citizen of Terrace on 16th September 2013
Why isn't her name being published? She isn't a teenager, she was involved with drugs. She was a part of this