A man wanted in connection with a murder in Saskatchewan and a shooting that left a police officer injured near Golden, BC was found dead near Revelstoke Wednesday morning, the RCMP reports.
Sheldon Kyle Thunderblanket was found dead east of Revelstoke following an overnight manhunt that began near Golden on Tuesday afternoon.
A post to the City of Revelstoke’s Facebook page says the search for Sheldon is over.
R-C-M-P said Thunderblanket was wanted in a fatal shooting on the Little Pine First Nation near North Battleford, Sask. late Monday as well as an attempted murder charge.
RCMP confirmed a police officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while conducting a traffic stop on the Trans-Canada Highway near Golden, BC.
According to the RCMP, there was an altercation that led to the officer being shot, and the suspect fleeing in another vehicle it allegedly stole at gunpoint.
He allegedly fired at police, injuring an officer who experience non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident resulted in the closure of the Trans-Canada while police searched for the suspect.
The Revelstoke statement also says the R-C-M-P officer who was shot Wednesday near Golden has undergone reconstructive surgery on her hand and arm and is recovering.