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Colten Boushie shooting: A timeline – StarPhoenix
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Aug. 9, 2016
After a day of drinking and swimming, 22-year-old Colten Boushie and four of his friends are driving home to Red Pheasant First Nation when they stop at Gerald Stanley’s farm in the Rural Municipality of Glenside. Boushie is fatally shot.
Aug. 11, 2016
Stanley, 54, is charged with second-degree murder. Someone starts a GoFundMe webpage to help pay for his legal fees. In a press release, RCMP identify Boushie and say three people who had been in the car with him were taken into police custody as part of a related theft investigation. Boushie’s family tells The Saskatoon StarPhoenix that Boushie and his friends had driven onto Stanley’s farm because they needed help with a flat tire. Many people discussing the story online suggest Stanley’s actions were justified because Indigenous people are responsible for rising crime in rural Saskatchewan, which is leaving farmers scared and with no alternative but violence.