Woman dead, sister wounded in Little Pine First Nation shooting that led to B.C. manhunt
Man charged with 1st-degree murder, attempted murder found dead after B.C. manhunt
Tami Frank and her sister Lacey have been identified as the victims of the shooting on the Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan that led to a search for the accused killer in B.C.
The man charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the shooting, 40-year-old Sheldon Kyle Thunderblanket, was found dead today in an area east of Revelstoke, B.C.
He was also accused of shooting a female RCMP officer at traffic stop near Golden, B.C., the next day. The officer is recovering in hospital.
Thunderblanket was the subject of a manhunt near Revelstoke, B.C., on Tuesday and Wednesday, which closed the highway and stranded motorists for hours.
The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating how Thunderblanket died. The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. will also investigate if his death is related to actions police took.
Revelstoke Mayor Mark McKee had told media that Thunderblanket was apprehended on Wednesday afternoon.
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Tami Frank was pronounced dead at the scene, while her sister Lacey was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
A spokesperson for Little Pine First Nation said it would not release a statement Wednesday. The Little Pine First Nation is approximately 215 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.