Highway 1 shootout suspect likely died from ‘impact against a rock,’ autopsy finds

halpumpicon1-4B.C.’s Independent Investigations Office says the man involved in a shootout with police on Highway 1 west of Golden most likely died from his head smashing against a rock and not from gunfire.

On Oct. 11, 2016, Sheldon Kyle Thunderblanket was shot by officers after they say he exited a vehicle at a police stop and shot a female officer in the arm.

The search may be over for the subject of a massive police manhunt in southeastern B.C. Sources tell Global News that police have found the body of the man accused of attempted murder in Saskatchewan and of wounding a B.C. RCMP officer.
The search may be over for the subject of a massive police manhunt in southeastern B.C. Sources tell Global News that police have found the body of the man accused of attempted murder in Saskatchewan and of wounding a B.C. RCMP officer.

Police said Thunderblanket then fled on foot and hijacked another vehicle at gunpoint which he used to flee the scene.

Officers tried to stop him with the use of spike belts later near Revelstoke and fired further shots at the vehicle but Thunderblanket got away.

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