A man who pleaded guilty to his role in an incident that left an RCMP officer shot in the head has died in prison, according to the institution housing him.
Tommy Beaulieu died on Jan. 11, according to Stony Mountain Institution, who declined to share a cause of death other than to clarify it was not related to COVID-19.
Beaulieu was serving a sentence of more than 10 years after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault of a peace officer, breaking and entering to steal a firearm and robbery with violence.
The charges stem from an Aug. 29, 2018, incident in which Beaulieu, along with three other co-accused, broke into numerous Westman properties and stole a semi-automatic shotgun.
RCMP Cpl. Graeme Kingdon eventually confronted the group, at which point co-accused Therae Racette-Beaulieu fired a shot from a nearby hill with a stolen 12-gauge shotgun, hitting him in the back of the head.
Tommy Beaulieu was sentenced in May 2020.
The inmate’s next of kin, police and coroner have all been notified, according to a Correctional Service Canada Press release.
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