The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has laid charges against a man in relation to a homicide on Samson Cree Nation on Sept. 9, 2022. The deceased in this incident has been identified as 22-year-old Jordie Buffalo-Crier, a resident of Samson Cree Nation. 

As a result of the investigation, on Sept. 13, 2022, RCMP arrested 20-year old Kieran Keith Lightning in Wetaskiwin. Lightning has been charged with Second Degree Murder.

Lightning has been remanded into custody with his next court appearance set for Sept. 29, 2022, at Wetaskiwin Provincial Court. 

 If anyone has information about this offence or those responsible, please contact the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-4600. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store