Canada-Wide Warrant Issued for St. Catharines Man Wanted in Death of Stepson
Police are expected to issue a Canada-wide warrant today for a St. Catharines man wanted in connection with the murder of his seven-year-old stepson and the attempted murder of a bank employee.
Speaking to CP24 Monday morning, Niagara Regional Police Const. Phil Gavin said at around 10:25 a.m. Friday, a man entered a Royal Bank of Canada branch on Martindale Road in St. Catharines and stabbed a female employee.
The woman was rushed to hospital, where she remains in stable condition.
At around the same time police were responding to the stabbing at the bank, officers were also called to a home on Queen Street in St. Catharines for a seven-year-old boy who was in medical distress.
The boy, identified as seven-year-old Nathan Dumas, was transported to hospital in critical condition but later died.
Justin Kuijer, a 43-year-old St. Catharines resident, is wanted in connection with both incidents, Gavin said.
Police have confirmed that Kuijer is the stepfather of the seven-year-old victim and had a professional relationship with the bank employee who was stabbed.