Published: Thu, October 13, 2016
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Police locate suspect in shooting of a Mountie in southeast BC

Police locate suspect in shooting of a Mountie in southeast BC

Mounties said Thunderblanket was located near Revelstoke, B.C. on Wednesday.

The intensive police search continues this morning in the Revelstoke ara.

He's also wanted in connection to yesterday's shooting near Golden, B.C. where an officer was hit in the arm.

Police say a Mountie has been shot and injured while trying to stop a vehicle near the community of Golden, in southeastern British Columbia.

The Mounties say they are looking for Sheldon Kyle Thunderblanket, who is considered armed and risky.

The RCMP say they believe Thunderblanket is wanted for numerous charges in connection with a murder and attempted murder in Saskatchewan. Moskaluk said in a statement.

He is described as an Aboriginal male, 5-foot-six-inches tall, 209 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

"If you see him, do not approach him and contact police immediately by dialing 911".

RCMP are still looking for Sheldon Kyle Thunderblanket.

RCMP say he stopped an SUV and forced the people inside to get out at gunpoint.

The man apparently wasn't listening to police and, according to witnesses, pulled out a rifle and began to open fire.

RCMP say the stocky, 40-year-old aboriginal man apparently ditched that vehicle just outside of Revelstoke, and police spent Wednesday morning searching within a four-kilometre area east of the B.C. mountain town.

Search efforts are now focused on a four kilometre area east of Revelstoke.

The incident closed Highway 1 west of Golden for several hours Tuesday, but some traffic was allowed through late in the evening.

The police officer that was shot experience non-life-threatening injuries.

Police searched the area, but were unable to find the suspect, Sheldon Kyle Thunderblanket.

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