Chipman, Alberta – On April 2, 2017, an investigation was launched by the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP into a double homicide which occurred in the Village of Chipman. Two men were located deceased at a residence following reports of shots being fired.
The RCMP Major Crimes Unit can confirm that today one criminal charge of Second Degree Murder was laid against 36-year-old Raymond Nickerson of Chipman, Alberta in the death of 40-year-old Jason Williams**.
The Major Crimes Unit is still actively investigating the second referenced death.
Raymond Nickerson remains in custody. He is scheduled for a first appearance in the Provincial Court of Alberta in Fort Saskatchewan on April 6, 2017.
No further information in relation to the ongoing investigation will be released at this point by the RCMP.
RCMP Major Crimes Unit on scene of double homicide in Chipman, Alberta
Chipman, Alberta – At 11:28 p.m. last night, Fort Saskatchewan RCMP were dispatched to a 911 report of suspicious deaths at a residence in Chipman, Alberta. Two adult males were located at the residence, deceased. One male suspect has been taken into police custody and the RCMP can confirm that they are treating this incident as a homicide.
RCMP Major Crimes Unit have assumed carriage of this investigation with assistance of Fort Saskatchewan RCMP and the Forensic Identification Section.
One adult male remains in police custody. The RCMP do not believe that this is a random event and do not feel that there is a further risk to public safety.
An autopsy has been scheduled at the Edmonton Office of the Medical Examiner for April 4, 2017. This investigation is in its preliminary stages and more information will be made available when RCMP are able.
Fort Saskatchewan RCMP