A suspect is in custody after a stabbing incident in Umiujaq that left one man dead and another injured last week. (Image courtesy of Sûreté du Québec)

Umiujaq man dies after stabbing

Second man also injured; suspect, 29, faces murder charge

By Nunatsiaq News

One man died and another is in custody after a stabbing in Umiujaq, Nunavik, last week, according to the Sûreté du Québec.

Sgt. Nancy Fournier confirmed there was a violent altercation involving three people in the community of approximately 540 people on April 12 at about 8:30 a.m.

Peter Jr. Crow, 47, died after being stabbed, Fournier said. Another man in his 20s was also stabbed but is expected to survive.

Police arrested Willie Tumic, 29, who appeared in court in Amos, Que. on April 13, charged under section 235 of the Criminal Code, which covers both first and second-degree murder.

Tumic is being held in custody and the investigation is ongoing, Fournier said.

The Nunavik Police Service arrived on scene first, but later transferred the investigation to the Sûreté du Québec police service.


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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Mom on

    This could’ve been avoided if the police took my first call seriously and right away, we called 3 times, 3 times ! And it also took them 25 minutes to get to us. It was already too late when they finally came ?

  2. Posted by Friend on

    Who do they don’t respond right away?!
    And for me in 2017 June 10 in Akulivik
    I’ve witnessed a massacre! A guy killing his families! up to today I’m traumatized! Each community needs town cameras and on call police and ambulance that are available! I’m sorry for their lose (our friend) and also to the families of the suspect! God be with them♥️??

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