RCMP Investigate Homicide of 26 yr old Saddle Lake Man

St. Paul RCMP and Edmonton Major Crimes Unit investigate Saddle Lake homicide


Yesterday, at approximately 3:00 a.m., St. Paul RCMP commenced an investigation into a shooting at a residence in Saddle Lake which left a 26-year-old man dead.

The investigation has determined that early on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 26, a vehicle entered the driveway of a residence in Saddle Lake from which suspects exited and fired several shots at the house.  The deceased had been standing by a window inside the home when he was struck by one of the rounds fired at the house.  The suspects fled the scene of the shooting shortly afterward. Witnesses transported the injured man to a medic station where he was pronounced deceased.

Chavez Boysis* (26) of Saddle Lake, is the name of the man who died in this incident.  An autopsy conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton today, determined that Mr. Boysis died as a result of being shot and that his death is a homicide.  Police believe that the shooting was targeted and not a random event.

The investigation is ongoing and is utilizing members from the St. Paul RCMP Detachment, the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) from Edmonton as well as its Forensic Identification Section (FIS). Police are processing the scene and conducting interviews of witnesses.

The RCMP is looking for your help in solving this murder and asks that anyone who may have information about this investigation call the St. Paul RCMP Detachment at 780-645-8888.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers.  At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00.  We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).