Two men charged in Williams Lake homicide

Williams Lake, North District, Major Crimes Unit

2024-05-04 12:17 PDT

File # North District 2022-7798

Background: On May 5, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Williams Lake Mounties, attended a fatal stabbing death. Richard Richie Todd (19) was found critically injured and died in hospital from his injuries. The North District Major Crime Unit took conduct of the investigation and worked tirelessly with Williams Lake RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service on the investigation.

On May 3rd, 2024, Michael Bauer (26) and Garrett Shirey (25) were arrested and charged with manslaughter in the 2022 death of Richard Richie Todd.

Bauer was arrested in Williams Lake and Shirey was arrested in Houston, BC. Both Bauer and Shirey remain in custody and will be appearing virtually in Williams Lake Court on Monday, May 6th, 2024.

This was a thorough investigation spanning over two years and it shows our investigators’ determination to seek out the truth, said Cpl. Brett Urano, spokesperson for the BC RCMP. We would like to thank the public and our partners for their assistance throughout the investigation leading to these charges.

If anyone has more information regarding this investigation, please contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211.

Released by:

Cpl. Brett Urano
Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4006
Cell: 250-402-3746


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