August 11, 2016 12:12 pm
Updated: December 27, 2016 1:06 pm

Murder charge laid in farm shooting near Biggar, Sask.

WATCH ABOVE: A man has been charged after a 22-year-old was shot and killed after an altercation on a Biggar, Sask., area farm. Ryan Kessler reports.


Mounties have charged a man with murder following a shooting death on a rural farm near Biggar, Sask.

Gerald Stanley, 54, is charged with second-degree murder after a man was killed late Tuesday afternoon on the farm in the RM of Glenside.

According to police, a vehicle with five people entered the property at around 5:30 p.m. CT.

READ MORE: One man dead, another in custody in Biggar, Sask. area shooting

They were confronted by the owners and a verbal exchange happened between the parties.

A gun was fired at some point, striking a man who had arrived in the vehicle.

He was declared dead at the scene. He is now being identified by RCMP as Colten Boushie, 22, of the Red Pheasant First Nation.


Three other people in the vehicle were taken into custody, including two females and one adult male on Wednesday, as part of a related theft investigation.

All three have since been released from custody; charges are still pending further investigation.

A fourth youth who was being sought has been located.

READ MORE: Saskatchewan RCMP constable charged with assault

Thursday afternoon, police continued to comb over the rural property to assist in the investigation.


Global News spoke with Stanley’s former employer who called him a very respected individual who was never known to cause trouble as a long-time resident and rancher.

Stanley appeared Thursday morning in North Battleford provincial court and will make his next court appearance on Aug. 18.

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