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).
Got what he got.