Hobbema teen was shot, confirms medical examiner

The fifteen-year-old boy who was killed in Hobbema last week died as the result of a gunshot wound, the medical examiner confirmed on Tuesday.

The fifteen-year-old boy who was killed in Hobbema last week died after being shot, the medical examiner confirmed on Tuesday.

Teagan Johnson, 15, was an avid hockey player and popular teen in the central Alberta community of Hobbema, where he was found dead Saturday morning. (Courtesy of Johnson's family)

Teagan Johnson’s body was found on the Samson Cree Nation town site on Saturday morning.

RCMP officers say they recovered two firearms over the weekend and are continuing to investigate the death, pending forensic and lab results.

Speaking on behalf of the Hobbema RCMP detachment, Insp. Charles Wood said, "We [the RCMP] wish to thank the community for their cooperation as we continue to investigate this tragic event."

Community in mourning

Friends say Johnson, a Grade 10 student and talented hockey player, was walking home from a friend’s house when he died.

The town set up a memorial in the community centre and held a vigil Monday night to mourn the popular teen.

Community members said he was a good person and not involved in any of the gang activity that plagues the area. 

"Teagan had aspirations to become someone outside of the reserve," said his aunt Cheryl Montour, who also called him an amazing and honest young man.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact Maskwacis Detachment or Crime Stoppers. .  


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