08/12/2016 02:31 EDT | Updated 08/12/2016 02:59 EDT

Colten Boushie Was Looking For Help With Flat Tire When He Got Shot


BIGGAR, Sask. — The cousin of a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot after driving onto a Saskatchewan farm says they were just looking for help with a flat tire.

Eric Meechance says he was in the car with his cousin, Colten Boushie, and three other friends when a tire blew out as they headed home to the Red Pheasant First Nation near North Battleford on Tuesday evening.

But Meechance says when they drove onto a farm for help, a man "came out of nowhere'' and attacked the car, smashing the window.

Meechance says they tried to drive away, but ended up colliding with a parked car and then he ran for safety as gunshots rang out.

Gerald Stanley, who is 54, has been charged with second-degree murder.

He will make his next court appearance in North Battleford on Aug. 18.

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