UPDATE: Second Degree Murder charges laid in suspicious death on Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Alberta – Alberta RCMP Major Crimes unit’s investigation into the homicide of a 25-year-old male, Francis Primeau, from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, who was found deceased on a driveway on Saddle Lake Cree Nation, on June 7, 2021, has resulted in an arrest and charges.

On June 25, 2021, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes charged Charlton Dwight Gladue (34) of Saddle Lake Cree Nation with Second Degree Murder. Following a judicial hearing, Gladue was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on July 8, 2021.

It is believed this incident was targeted.

2nd Degree Homicide
(File Photo) 2nd Degree Homicide

As this matter is now before the courts, no further details will be provided.


June 7, 2021

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes to investigate suspicious death on Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Alta. – On June 7, 2021, at approximately 9:05 a.m., St. Paul RCMP received a call that a gunshot had been heard at a residence on Saddle Lake Cree Nation and a vehicle fled. The caller then went out and located an injured person in the driveway.

St. Paul RCMP attended the scene along with emergency medical services and it was determined that the male was deceased and the circumstances of the male’s death were suspicious.

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes have taken over carriage of this investigation and are enroute to the scene. St. Paul RCMP, along with Eastern Alberta District RCMP General Investigation Section and RCMP Forensic Identification Section, are assisting and have secured the scene.

It is very early in this investigation and further details are not available. Further information will be released when available.

St. Paul RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident, or if you have dash cam footage on Saddle Lake Cree Nation between 08:30 a.m. and 09:30 a.m. on June 7, 2021, to please contact St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8870 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

St. Paul RCMP

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