RCMP’s Major Crime Unit investigating homicide

June 22, 2022
Esgenoôpetitj First Nation , New Brunswick

News release

The New Brunswick RCMP's Major Crime Unit is investigating the homicide of a man in Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, N.B.

On June 2, 2022, at approximately 1:15 p.m., members of the Neguac RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at a home on Algonquin Road in Esgenoôpetitj First Nation. When police arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The suspect had fled the scene before police arrived.

A 27-year-old man was later arrested in the community, and a prohibited weapon was located and seized by police.

On June 3, Dylan Dedam, from Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, appeared in Miramichi Provincial Court and was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon. He remains in custody.

On June 12, 36-year-old Joshua Ian Robichaud, from Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, died in hospital. An autopsy was completed to help determine the man's exact cause of death, and the police investigation has now determined that the man's death was a result of a homicide.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267). Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.

The investigation is continuing.


Contact information

Cpl. Hans Ouellette
New Brunswick RCMP

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