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Terrace shooting victim had criminal past

09/17/2013 09:18 EDT | Updated 11/17/2013 05:12 EST
Police say a 27-year-old man shot and killed east of Terrace, B.C., over the weekend led a life of crime prior to his death.

Eric Cardinal was killed in Thornhill on Saturday afternoon. A 29-year-old woman was also shot and injured.

RCMP Const. Lesley Smith says the shooting was drug related.

"Here we have a horrible report for his family that, unfortunately, his lifestyle has caught up with him.”

Smith says Cardinal had a significant criminal past, and was wanted for weapons offenses and stealing a car in February.

"There was a media release that was sent out a few months ago, where he was wanted with two other males out of Prince George and Terrace. He was located,” she said.

Travis Stephens, 29, is in custody facing charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder.

Crown counsel has yet to approve the charges.

Stephens is expected to make his first court appearance in Prince George on Wednesday.

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