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Police continue search for armed murderer

The RCMP are renewing their request for public assistance to help find Sheldon Thunderblanket.

Thunderblanket is the suspect in a case of first-degree murder, after one individual was found dead and another was left with serious injuries following a shooting in a Little Pine First Nation home on Monday night.

Police were called to the residence close to midnight, after they had received a call of a firearm discharged in the home. When they arrived, they found two injured individual, one of whom died a short time later. Police have not identified either of the two victims.

The search is now on for 40 year old Thunderblanket, who is believed to be armed and dangerous.

He is said to stand five feet, six inches tall, weighs 209 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes, and had been charged with an array of offences after the shooting.

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The charges are the following:

First Degree Murder – Section 235(1) Criminal Code;
Attempted Murder – Section 239(1)(a.1) Criminal Code;
Aggravated Assault – Section 268 Criminal Code;
Breach of Undertaking x 2 – Section 145(5.1) Criminal Code;
Mischief – Section 430(4) Criminal Code;
Assault – Section 266 Criminal Code.

Police have said they think he is in the area of Sweetgrass First Nation.

The investigation into what took place is continuing with assistance from Cut Knife and Battlefords RCMP Detachments along with RCMP Major Crime North, North Battleford RCMP Forensic Identification Section and North Battleford RCMP Police Dog Section.

Note: An earlier version of this story read that two men were the victims in this incident. This information was incorrect. This story will be updated with official information as it becomes available.

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