Alberta Mountie shooter gets 8 years
Police are at seen at the scene where two RCMP officers were shot and wounded during a standoff near Breton, Alberta, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2011.
An Alberta man has been sentenced to eight years for shooting and wounding two Mounties during a standoff.
Bradley Beaver, who is 40, pleaded guilty at the beginning of his trial to three counts of reckless discharge of a firearm.
Several other charges, including attempted murder, were withdrawn.
Court heard that the RCMP were investigating a previous shooting at Beaver's mobile home near Breton in December 2011.
But officers didn't announce themselves right away and Beaver, a drug addict, believed someone else was trying to break into his home.
Beaver and the officers exchanged gunfire and they were all treated in hospital for bullet wounds to their arms.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.