16 year old dies following Shooting in Fishing Lake

Elk Point RCMP charge man with second degree murder

Photo: Victim Merle Lajimodiere (Facebook)

Early yesterday morning, at approximately 5:15 a.m., members of the Elk Point RCMP Detachment responded to a report of a possible shooting on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement which left a 16-year-old male youth dead and has resulted in a 19-year-old man being charged with second degree murder.

The initial call to police reported that a male had been shot following a dispute and that he was deceased.  Members from the Elk Point RCMP Detachment arrived at the scene and confirmed that the deceased person was 16-year-old Merle Gabriel Eli Lajimodiere** of Fishing Lake Metis Settlement.

Investigators from the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) attended the area and were assisted in their investigation by the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section (FIS) as well as by Elk Island and St. Paul RCMP detachments.

Charged with second degree murder in the death of Merle Lajimodiere is 19-year-old Ashton Patrick Callioux**, also of Fishing Lake Metis Settlement.  He is scheduled to appear in provincial court in St. Paul on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Fishing Lake Metis Settlement is located approximately 278 kilometres east of Edmonton.