Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigate homicide in Peace River

Peace River, Alberta – On Sept. 12, 2021, at 12:51 p.m., Peace Regional RCMP received a report of a male who had arrived at the Emergency Medical Services Station in Cadotte Lake, Alta., suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to hospital in Grande Prairie, Alta., via STARS where he later succumbed to his injuries and died.

Peace Regional RCMP’s investigation into this incident determined the shooting took place at a residence on Cadotte Lake in the Woodland Cree First Nation. The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes (MCU) were deployed to take over carriage of the investigation.

On Sept. 14, 2021, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit arrested and charged Clint Carifelle (31) of Cadotte Lake for the First Degree Murder of Keith Carifelle (34) of Cadotte Lake. Clint Carifelle and Keith Carifelle were known to each other.

Shots Fired
File Photo – Shots Fired

Following a judicial hearing, Clint Carifelle was remanded to custody and is scheduled to appear in Peace River Provincial Court on Sept. 27, 2021.

An autopsy was conducted by the Edmonton Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Sept. 16, 202.

As these matters are now before the courts, no further information will be provided.

If you have information about this incident, please contact Peace Regional RCMP at 780-624-6677 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit

Peace Regional RCMP

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