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Suspect arrested in connection with murder of Houston, B.C. man, RCMP say

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A man wanted in connection with a homicide in the northern B.C. community of Houston nearly a week ago has been arrested.

Houston RCMP said Saturday that officers located and arrested William Griffin without incident on Friday in Terrace, B.C.

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Griffin was wanted in connection with the shooting death of 23-year-old Elijah Dumont, whose body was found in the 2100 block of Cataline Court around 4:20 p.m. on Sunday.

Police believe Griffin and Dumont, who was a resident of the Houston area, knew each other and that the murder was an isolated incident.

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Griffin is charged with second-degree murder and remains in custody.

He’s due to face the charges in a Smithers courtroom on Tuesday.

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