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Incident leaves one dead

posted Sep 11, 2015, 7:24 AM by Kathy Carr
    An altercation at the Carberry Motor Inn in the evening on Wednesday, September 9, has left 26-year-old Garnet Baptisté of Ebb and Flow First Nation dead. 
Around 11:45 p.m., Carberry RCMP received a report of a severely injured male near the Carberry Motor Inn. When they arrived on the scene they found the Baptisté, who was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 
Sgt. Bert Paquet, Media Relations Officer from the RCMP said that they have identified subjects of interests in the case, but could not confirm if they had anybody in custody at press time.
The police have been on the scene all night and have had the parking lot for the hotel blocked off.  
Around 11:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, RCMP blocked off a portion of Fourth Avenue between Main Street and Simcoe Street as they started setting up evidence markers to continue with their investigation. There were also reports of a drone being used. 
When asked if he knew what caused the initial incident, Sgt. Paquet said "Not at this point as we are still in the early steps of the investigation." He also went on to say that the police will not be leaving the scene till they are finished.
Carberry Mayor, Stuart Olmstead said that he was informed of an incident that had happened over night at the Carberry Motor Inn and cannot remember an event of this nature happening in modern times. 
In a statement that he released, Mayor Olmstead said "We are shocked and saddened at the incident that took place in our town overnight. We always assume that something of this nature can never happen here, in our hometown. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are extended to the family at this time.”

Sources identified the victim as Garnet Baptisté.
 (Facebook/Garnet Baptisté)