A suspicious death on a Saskatchewan First Nation has led to a first-degree murder charge. Mounties were called to the Ahtahkakoop First Nation just before 2 a.m. Wednesday for a report of an unresponsive man on a trail leading to several residences.
Officers arrived to find a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
Tyrone Jacob Knife, 21, was declared dead before he could be transported by STARS air ambulance for treatment.
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While the initial investigation into Knife’s death was underway, Mounties arrested Dakota Hilliard John Knife, 19, on unrelated matters. As the investigation unfolded, Dakota Knife was identified as a suspect in Tyrone Knife’s death.
He has been charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm while committing an indictable offence of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, assault and possession of a prohibited weapon.
The accused and suspect are related.
Dakota Knife appeared in Prince Albert provincial court on Thursday and will remain in custody until his next court appearance on Oct. 1.
Police continue to investigate and an autopsy is scheduled for Friday at Saskatoon City Hospital.