Watch above: The Town of St. Paul is still trying to come to terms with the violence that broke out in their small community Friday evening. Shannon Greer reports.
EDMONTON – A man who managed a health foods store has been identified as the deceased suspect in a police shoot-out in St. Paul Friday evening.
RCMP say the suspect is 55-year-old John Carlos Quadros.
Quadros managed Health Mart 2000 Ltd., a family-owned and operated health food store in the town northeast of Edmonton. People in the community say he was married and a father. They describe him as a knowledgeable man who was serious and quiet.
“Last night when I found out who it was… I just could not believe that,” said Rudolph Waine, a St. Paul resident.
“He seemed to be a pretty good guy. I thought he was nice. He was quiet, he was serious. He didn’t smile that often but he was always interested in what you had to say,” Waine added of Quadros.
RCMP have also confirmed a St. Paul Catholic priest died in the town Friday evening, but officers say it’s still not known if the two events are linked.
The Diocese of St. Paul has identified the man as Rev. Gilbert Dasna, who was ordained to the priesthood in 2009 and has served the St. Paul Cathedral since May 2011.
“He was a very, very warm, very loving man. He had a very easy way about him,” said Pierre Lamoureux with the Diocese of St. Paul. “He was very respected by young and old. He had real affection for young people in the parish. He had a very easy way about him… and was a good faithful servant to the church and to the people of St. Paul.”
RCMP have ruled Dasna’s death a homicide.
Both Dasna and Quadros died over the supper hour Friday, after a series of violent events in downtown St. Paul.
Three Alberta Mounties were injured in the altercation, one of whom remains in hospital in Edmonton with non-life-threatening injuries.
The RCMP do not believe the homicide is a random occurrence.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been called in to assist in the investigation.
The police tape surrounding the scene in downtown St. Paul was taken down Sunday.
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