Virden RCMP investigating homicide - media release August 7, 2023

On August 5, 2023, at approximately 5:10 pm, Virden RCMP were called to Sioux Valley Dakota Nation on a report that someone had been shot. 

Officers attended and located a 21-year-old male, from the community, who had been shot. He was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

As a result of the investigation, two males, from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, were arrested without incident.  Jeremy Blacksmith, 41, has been charged with Second Degree Murder along with other weapons-related offences. A 17-year-old male was also arrested in relation to this murder and charged with weapons-related offences. Both suspects were remanded into custody.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing and no further suspects have been identified. 

RCMP are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the murder or who may have information related to it to contact the Virden RCMP at (204)748-2046. 

Virden RCMP, along with Major Crime Services and RCMP Forensic Identification Services, continue to investigate.