UPDATE: Red Deer RCMP lay 2nd degree murder charges, issue 2 warrants for arrest

Police say 1 suspect considered armed and dangerous

Update: Sunday, March 31st 9:33 a.m.

Charges have been laid against two adults and warrants have been issued for their arrest in relation to the homicide of Joseph Junior Alfred Gallant (45) on March 29, 2019.

Quentin Lee Strawberry (37) and Jennifer Lee Caswell (37), both of Red Deer, have been charged with the following:

  • Second degree murder, s.235(1) of the Criminal Code
  • Assault causing bodily harm, section 267(b) of the Criminal Code

If you see these suspects, do not approach. Strawberry is believed to be armed and dangerous. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking if you have information about this incident or the whereabouts of Quentin Strawberry or Jennifer Caswell to please call the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Original Story

Red Deer, Alberta – On March 29, 2019, just after midnight, Red Deer RCMP and Emergency Services attended a residence in the Mountview area where a male was located with serious injuries. The male was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries.

RCMP Major Crimes North was dispatched and have since taken carriage of the investigation. RCMP Red Deer Detachment and RCMP Forensic Identification Services is also assisting the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been laid to date.

An update will be provided once new information becomes available.

-Submitted by the Red Deer RCMP

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