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Teenager charged in the death of young man on Stoney Nakoda First Nation

An Alberta RCMP cruiser. (PHOTO: Tom Ross, 660 NEWS)

COCHRANE — Mounties have charged a teenager with second-degree murder after police reported a stabbing on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation last week.

On June 2, Cochrane RCMP were called to the First Nation where they found a 19-year-old who had serious stab wounds. Officers first on scene delivered first aid to the man, and when EMS arrived and took over — they did all they could to resuscitate the man; however, he died on scene.

The victim was identified by police as Nathaniel Jake Beaver of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation.

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The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit along with the RCMP Forensic Identification Services Unit were called in to investigate. Both the Cochrane RCMP and Stoney Nakoda RCMP assisted in the investigation as well.

An early investigation found the incident to be a murder, and over the weekend, a 16-year-old boy was charged.

The suspect who cannot be named due to his age was arrested and remains in custody.

He will appear in court on June 8.