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Old 06-16-2012, 09:43 AM
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**Baumgartner Arrested**3 armour veh. guards killed, 1 critical, Alberta Univ.

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Baumgartner, 21, is the subject of a massive manhunt and is believed to be in a dark blue Ford-150 truck with an Albertan licence plate of ZRE724. Edmonton police, RCMP and Canadian and U.S. customs officials are working on the case.

The three dead, two men and one woman, were security guards from G4S Canada and a fourth is in hospital with life-threatening injuries, company spokesperson Robin Steinberg confirmed earlier.
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06...ee-co-workers/

Note: in later news articles the vehicle licence number has been changed to CAA 636.

Two of the murdered victims and the injured victim were locked in a room behind the ATM machines in the mall. Campus safety personnel heard the injured victim crying out in pain.
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Police located a G4S armoured van, abandoned and empty, about 70 blocks east of the university, and less than 200 metres away from the company's Edmonton property. It wasn't immediately clear whether it was related to the shooting, but officers were treating it as a crime scene.

Knecht said the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. border security are also involved in the search.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/...-shooting.html

video at link as well as a lot of detail about the crime. The suspect's mother's plea (read by police) is heartbreaking.

Even more heartbreaking, of course, are the emerging details about the victims.

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CBC News has confirmed that Brian Ilesic, 35, Michelle Shegelski, 26, and Eddie Rejano, 39, were the three guards who were killed. Injured guard Matthew Schuman remains in hospital.

Shegelski's mother-in-law, Henrietta Shegelski, said Michelle just married her son in April.

"She was really Victor's soulmate. He was so in love with her," Shegelski said. "He's devastated. She was just such a beautiful person. So friendly. So alive. So full of fun. Everybody that knew her loved her."

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"Brian was deeply loved by his family and friends and leaves behind a 12-year-old daughter. We feel very blessed that he was in our lives, although taken from us much too soon.
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:17 AM
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From the Edmonton Police Services website:

Mother pleads with son to turn himself in to police


For Immediate Release:15-Jun-2012 @ 9:31 PM

MRU #:H12R007-3

EPS File #:


The mother of Travis Baumgartner, the 21-year-old Sherwood Park resident wanted on Canada-wide warrants for first degree murder, made an emotional plea to her son Friday evening, to turn himself into police.



“I’m sorry that we had an argument last night, and had bad words between us, but I want you to come home and do the right thing. Let’s work this out together,” Sandy Baumgartner told EPS.

“Trav’, as your mother, I ask that you come forward now and take responsibility for your actions. Please Travis, I love you, and I’m pleading with you with all of my heart, to end this without further bloodshed. As your mother, I promise to you now, that I will be there by your side to support you.”

“You are not alone Trav’. Please, I love you and want to help you. Call police now and end this peacefully.”

An international manhunt has been launched with multiple policing organizations collaborating across numerous borders in a concerted effort to locate Baumgartner, the primary suspect in an armed robbery at the University of Alberta, Friday, July 15, 2012. Police believe the 21-year-old fellow armoured guard shot and killed three of his armoured guard colleagues and put a fourth guard in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Superintendent of EPS’s Criminal Investigations Division Bob Hassel also had a message for Baumgartner.

“We want Travis to take responsibility for this situation and turn himself in to police,” stated Hassel adding, “Most every police organization has a copy of his photo and are actively supporting the EPS in an expansive manhunt.”

Canada-wide warrants have been issued for Baumgartner’s arrest for three counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

Police believe Baumgartner is “armed and dangerous” and are urging the public to use extreme caution should they happen to encounter Baumgartner.

Baumgartner, a G4S armoured vehicle employee, is believed to be one of several armoured company employees that attended the U of A around midnight today, Friday, June 15, 2012, to make a delivery.

Baumgartner (See photo below) is the owner of a dark blue Ford F-150 pick-up truck (See photo below) with an Alberta licence plate number, CAA 636, which police now believe is his most recent vehicle plate.

“We now know that the suspect has changed his licence plate,” said Hassel.

Anyone with information on Baumgartner’s whereabouts is urged to contact the EPS complaint line at 780-423-4567 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 . The EPS has assigned additional employees to monitor the CrimeStoppers phone line.

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EPS member were called out to the university’s Hub Mall area after midnight, June 15, 2012, after receiving a call of shots fired.

Upon arrival, police found three deceased individuals and a fourth who was transported to hospital with undetermined injuries. EPS investigators have since confirmed the shootings were the result of an armed robbery of an armoured vehicle making deliveries at the U of A’s Hub Mall building.

Homicide detectives have now concluded their investigation at the crime scene. Updates will be provided either by media release and/or through media availability Saturday, June 16, 2012, as additional details become available.

Following successful notification of next of kin, police have now confirmed the identities of the deceased shooting victims as:

Michelle SHEGELSKI
Eddy (or Eddie) REJANO
Brian ILESIC






Ford F-150 Truck that Baumgartner was last seen driving with updated Alberta licence plate, CAA 636





Shooting suspect Travis Baumgartner, 21, of Sherwood Park, Alberta, near Edmonton, Alberta

http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/Me...sontoturn.aspx
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:03 PM
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Edmonton triple-murder suspect on the run with cash, weapons and body armour

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Investigators are now pleading with the suspect's friends to share information, and for rural landowners to report any suspicious activity - tire tracks, open doors, signs of life in unused buildings - to police.

At the same time, they're warning people not to approach Mr. Baumgartner.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle4299094/

Still not caught. The manhunt continues.

The fact that this guy killed/tried to kill 4 of his fellow workers....people that he knew...shows how dangerous he would be to approach. He clearly planned this for a while. Where is he hiding?

He could hide somewhere rural. Has TB been known to camp or rough it in the wild?

Alternatively, he could try to cross the border, where the media wouldn't pay as much attention. I personally don't think he would cross the US border, but you never know. Where are unmanned areas where people could cross?

How else could he use that money to 'disappear'?

On a different note, does anyone have any links to scanners for the RCMP in Alberta?
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I wish they would clear up his license plate number. This article says his license plate number is ZRE 724.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/work...847/story.html


Also, it says suspect or suspects. Do they know for sure he acted alone?

This is just so horrible. Hope they get the punk soon!!
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Oh wow! Right after I posted the above, I read that he was arrested!!!



Suspect arrested in Edmonton armoured-car triple homicide
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Travis Baumgartner was arrested Saturday evening, reportedly at a border crossing south of Abbotsford, B.C
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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...94/?cmpid=rss1
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JUST IN: He's been caught.

No linky yet, it's on CP24 and on a banner on CBC news. He was found at the BC-Washington border crossing, no passport with his mom's plates. Good riddance. He'll get 25 years in prison for killing 3 people and hopefully the fourth victim will pull through.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:22 PM
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Travis Baumgartner, 21, was stopped near a border crossing in Lynden, Wash.,, near the U.S.-Canada border southwest of Abbotsford, Edmonton police Sgt. Dave Reitzel said Saturday.

Baumgartner was alone in his pickup truck , Reitzel said.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...-arrested.html


Did he think he was going to cross the border? What an idiot.
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U of A shooting suspect Travis Baumgartner caught at U.S. border

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EDMONTON - Edmonton police service sources have confirmed accused killer Travis Baumgartner is in custody at the border crossing in Linden, Wash.

Baumgartner was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of armoured car guards Michelle Shegelski, 26, Brian Ilesic, 35, and Eddie Rejano, 39. He is also charged with attempted murder in the shooting of another guard, Matthew Schuman, who remains critically injured in hospital.
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Does Washington State have the death penalty? Maybe they can do us a favour and have the trial there.

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Thank goodness he is caught/arrested. Rest in peace Michelle SHEGELSKI, Eddy (or Eddie) REJANO and Brian ILESIC.

Good thoughts going out to the 4th victim and may all the blessings be with you for survival and recovery from this horrendous crime.

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Fantastic news!! I'm so glad that no one else was hurt before or during his capture.

Now we can focus on the victims.
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“We’re grateful to the border officials at Lynden, Washington, for their excellent work in arresting a man we believe was armed and extremely dangerous,” Edmonton police Supt. Bob Hassel wrote in a release.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...-arrested.html

Here, here.

(I just never imagined that Baumgartner would try to cross the border at a manned crossing!)
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U of A shooting Day 2 update: Accused killer of armoured car guards caught at U.S. border with $330,000 in cash

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Mike Milne with U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a computerized licence-plate reader scanned the back of Baumgartner’s Ford F-150 and an armed-and-dangerous alert sounded. Officers approached the truck and took him into custody without a fight about 3:10 p.m. local time. Baumgartner did not have a gun.
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/...957/story.html

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EDMONTON - Travis Baumgartner is expected to make his first court appearance in Edmonton Thursday to face three murder charges in connection with last week’s shootings on the university campus.

A plane carrying the 21-year-old accused of killing three fellow armoured car guards, and critically wounding another, landed at City Centre Airport shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Edmonton police vehicles escorted three sheriff’s vehicles, one of which was carrying the accused, to the Edmonton Remand Centre.

His first court appearance is set for Thursday at 9 a.m. in Edmonton provincial court.


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Travis Baumgartner is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and four counts of robbery with a firearm.

He showed no expression as his case was put over to July 5.

The court ordered that Baumgartner not contact a number of people, including employees of the security company he worked for.
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/a...urt-appearance


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Survivor of U of A shooting wakes from coma

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EDMONTON - The security guard who survived the deadly armoured car robbery at the University of Alberta earlier this month has awoken from an induced coma and can communicate, his family says.

In a statement released to Global News on Monday, Matthew Schuman's fiancee Jennifer said he's been moved out of the intensive care unit placed in a monitoring ward.

"He recognizes his family and was overwhelmed with joy to see our two-year old son for the first time last night since the incident," Jennifer said.

"He was eagerly attentive when our son attempted to describe a new toy he received. Matthew's communication skills are limited, but we do understand each other."
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/06/26...akes-from-coma


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Continued prayers for Matthew for a full recovery!
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“Her family thought it best to have her wear the gown she wore on the happiest day of her life,” Loder said Tuesday at Connelly-McKinley Funeral home, once again addressing the familiar faces of those who loved Michelle, but this time officiating her funeral, three days shy of the newlywed’s 27th birthday.
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Case of Edmonton man accused in armoured car shooting put over in court

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EDMONTON - An Alberta man accused in the shooting deaths of three fellow armoured car guards is next to appear in court Aug. 16.
Neither Travis Baumgartner nor his lawyer appeared when his case came up briefly in an Edmonton court Thursday.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/can...161439305.html

So he didn't show up? I don't understand this report.
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Hey, -nt-, remember the DP in Canada thread? He's another guy I should have brought up. Do you think this guy will get LWOP?
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I'm not sure if this is the latest thread....but Baumgartner was sentenced today to 40 years without parole!

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/...837/story.html

It is devastating to read about the families of his victims. So many lives affected and he apparently has shown no remorse. All for $400,000.

I found the most devastating statement came from the only victim that survived the shooting:

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“People say I am one of the lucky ones. I can promise you, most days it doesn’t feel like that. I don’t feel lucky that I lived and they all died.”

The statement detailed Schuman’s extensive physical injuries and the long recovery ahead of him.

“This is not a life I ever would have imagined, or wished on anyone. And now it is mine to deal with, thanks to you.”
This breaks my heart.
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I worry about when he's released. He'll be 62 - still young enough to do some serious harm to whoever he feels like hurting.
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I worry about when he's released. He'll be 62 - still young enough to do some serious harm to whoever he feels like hurting.
I agree, but if we compare it to Karla Homolka's sentence, well, she only got a slap on the wrist. She was out in no time.

Heck, Russell Williams can technically be released in 25 years, and he tortured his victims before killing them. His motive was purely personal 'pleasure'.

40 years is pretty much unheard of in Canada.

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