The prime suspect in the slayings of three people in rural Canada was shot by the police on the afternoon of December 1. Mickell Bailey, 19, was rushed to a hospital close to Edson, Alberta, for treatment for his wounds. Three people were killed on November 29 in Edson, they have been named as Roxanne Berube, Daniel Miller, and their teenage daughter, Jazmine Miller.
This is a breaking story so stay tuned for updates.
Here’s what we know so far:
1. No Officers Were Injured in Bailey’s Shooting
CTV News reports that nobody else was hurt in the shooting which took place on the afternoon of December 1 in the same town where the Miller family were killed. In a press conference, a police spokesperson said that all involved in the incident “knew each other.”
2. He’s Accused of the First Degree Murders of Roxanne & Jazmine
He’s facing charges of two counts first-degree murder and one of second-degree murder. The second-degree murder count relates to the killing of Daniel Miller, reports Global News.
3. Police Were Certain That it Was Never a Murder-Suicide
The National Post reports that police have not revealed what caused the Miller family’s deaths but that there was “obvious trauma” when officers found them on November 29. In announcing the incident, Insp. Gibson Glavin told the media that the killings were “not a murder-suicide.”
4. Roxanne Had 5 Children
According to her Facebook page, Roxanne Berube worked at a McDonald’s. Meanwhile, Daniel Miller’s page shows him to be devoted to his girlfriend. CBC reports that Berube was the mother to six children. A colleague of hers told the station “She was a nice, friendly girl. She always talked about her kids, lots.” While another co-worker said “She was always happy. I just really got to know her a week ago, and then this happened.”
5. The Town of Edson Has a Population of Just Over 8,000
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) are clearing the scene of Bailey’s shooting, as is commonplace with any police shooting. The town of Edson has a population of just over 8,000 people. Residents of the town are referred to as Edsonites. It’s located 125 miles west of Edmonton. After the killings were uncovered, Edson’s mayor, Greg Pasychny, said “Any time you have an incident like this, especially with three people, it kind of sends chills through the community. This is an isolated incident in one location. It’s not like someone was going on a rampage or anything. It’s a sad thing to say, but this isn’t the first time we’ve had a major incident in our area.”