A tip from within the Dakota Tipi First Nation has led to the arrest of a suspect wanted in a double shooting. RCMP Sgt. Bert Paquet tells 680 CJOB that the victims are the cousin and Uncle of the arrested suspect.
Officers responded and after a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody without incident around 1:20 pm.
“Residents of the community are an extension of our officers’ eyes and ears and for your undeniable support, we thank you on behalf of the police force, but also the families of the victims,” Pacquet said.
Two people, a man and a woman, Gracie Prince and Chris Pashe, the cousin and Uncle of Tyson’s were seriously injured in a shooting at two different locations. RCMP say they were still in serious condition in hospital Thursday afternoon.
Tyson Pashe, 31, is in police custody but has not yet been charged. Police say they do not believe there are any other suspects.
Investigators will remain on scene for an extended period of time collecting evidence. RCMP is asking community members to stay out of their way to protect the integrity of the investigation.
Sources on the First Nation have told 680 CJOB the incident is drug-related, however, RCMP have not confirmed that.
The community had been put into lockdown and residents asked to stay inside, lock their doors and stay away from windows while RCMP searched throughout the morning for the gunman, who they considered armed and dangerous.