Four charged in shooting that left Manitoba RCMP officer with serious injuries

Four charged in shooting that left Manitoba RCMP officer with serious injuries
RCMP identify men charged in shooting of officer near Onanole, Man.
RCMP have laid 21 charges against four men in connection with this week's shooting of a Mountie near Onanole, Man.

Police allege an 18-year-old man pulled the trigger of the gun that wounded Cpl. Graeme Kingdon on Wednesday night.

Therae Racette-Beaulieu of Sandy Bay First Nation was charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Racette-Beaulieu will appear in Brandon provincial court on Tuesday, RCMP said in a release late Friday afternoon.

Four men face a total of 21 charges in relation to the shooting. While all share several of the same charges, one man faces two counts of attempted murder with a firearm.

Three other men from Portage la Prairie, Man. — Tommy Edward Beaulieu, 21, Shane Donovan Beaulieu, 30, and Delaney Marcus Houle, 23 — were also charged in connection with the incident that occurred at a rural property near Onanole, about 220 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg on the edge of Riding Mountain National Park.

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The four were also charged with two counts each of breaking and entering, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and weapons-related offences.

Manitoba RCMP have released the names of four men who face numerous charges after an RCMP officer was shot in Onanole, Man. Wednesday.

The 42-year-old officer from Erickson, Man., is married with two children, according to the mayor of Erickson and members of his extended family. 

The shooting happened after RCMP officers responded to a report of a break-in Wednesday night at a residence near Onanole.

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As soon as the officers got out of their vehicle they were fired upon, police said at a news conference Thursday.

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RCMP arrested three of the suspects early Thursday at two different locations near Onanole, while the fourth was arrested in Neepawa, Man., later Thursday afternoon.

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One of the four men appeared in court on Friday, while the other three will appear in court on Tuesday. 

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Police have laid 21 charges against four men in connection with the shooting of RCMP Corp. Graeme Kingdon Wednesday night near Onanole, Man.

Four suspects were taken into custody following an 18-hour manhunt in western Manitoba which included a four-hour standoff in Neepawa, Man.

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Therae Racette-Beaulieu, 18, of Sandy Bay First Nation has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Three other men from Portage la Prairie, Tommy Beaulieu, 21, Shane Beaulieu, 30, and Delaney Houle, 23, have been charged with break and enter and possession of property obtained by crime, as well as weapons charges. RCMP said its possible further charges will be laid.

Police have laid 21 charges against four men in connection with the shooting of RCMP Corp. Graeme Kingdon Wednesday night near Onanole, Man.