RCMP Grande Prairie – Charges Laid – Murder of John William Rock


News release


Grande Prairie, AB – On April 28th, 2017, the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit (MCU – North) completed a two and a half year investigation into the shooting death of John William Rock, 28 years of age, of Edmonton.

Rock was shot outside of the Canadian Brew House in Grande Prairie, Alberta, on October 1st,, 2014.  He succumbed to his injuries.  The subsequent investigation was led by the RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment and the Edmonton Police Service.

Nicholas Richard Harris, 35 years of age, of Edmonton, Alberta, has been charged with one count of first degree murder, possession of a restricted Firearm, possession of a restricted firearm without holding a subsisting license, and possession of a restricted firearm while prohibited from doing so.

Harris’ first appearance in Grande Prairie Provincial Court is set for May 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  He remains in custody at this time.

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