Manitoba RCMP say a 42-year-old Mountie that was shot was responding to a report of a break and enter in the Municipality of Harrison Park, near Onanole last night (Wed) at around 9:30 p.m.
Onanole is about 100 kilometers north of Brandon.
When officers arrived and exited the vehicle, shots were fired at them. The injured officer is in stable condition with serious injuries.
“A member of our family was seriously hurt in this incident,” emphasized Commanding Officer of the Manitoba RCMP Scott Kolody. “The RCMP is a family and such circumstances affect every officer and employee coast-to-coast. We appreciate all the support we have been receiving, and those thoughts are being passed along to our injured officer and his family.”
At a news conference in Winnipeg today (Thurs), Kolody says charges will not be announced at this time, nor will the names of the three suspects who are in custody.
The search for a 4th suspect is in progress, with all resources deployed to find this person considered armed and dangerous.
The suspect vehicle, a black 2005 GMC Sierra extended cab truck with Manitoba plates G-B-X 4-7-6, is also being sought. If you see it, call 9-1-1 immediately.
(With files from CKRM)