Man who killed himself after shoot-out with Dawson Creek police identified as Ryan Beaulieu
DAWSON CREEK -- CJDC TV News has learned the name of the man who died from self inflicted injuries after a shoot-out with police in Dawson Creek
Ryan Beaulieu was found dead at a residence on 107th Avenue Sunday morning.
On Saturday just before midnight, RCMP in Dawson Creek attended the residence to arrest Beaulieu who was the subject of an arrest warrant.
When officers arrived at the scene, they confirmed the man, who was the subject of the warrant was inside the building, along with three women.
The man was in possession of a weapon and refused to exit the residence.
The area around the location was cordoned off, while further police resources arrived, including the North District Emergency Response Team, Crisis Negotiator and Police Dog Services.
The three women were able to exit safely.
Beaulieu barricaded himself inside, while the ND ERT made ongoing attempts to communicate and negotiate with him to safely surrender.
On two separate occasions, there was an exchange of gunfire with police.
At approximately 8:25 a.m. the following morning, police entered the residence, and found Beaulieu deceased with what is believed to be self inflicted injuries.No one else was injured.
The IIO BC is investigating police actions in the incident. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, police will not provide further information.
Beaulieu has previously been convicted for manslaughter for the 2011 killing of Wesley Lulu-Gladue.
Beaulieu also has a long and violent criminal history dating back to 2003. He has been found guilty of assault, break and enter, robbery, possession of a controlled substance, and escape from custody.
He was just released from police custody in Prince George. An officer shot Beaulieu in the groin in the cells lock-up area, after he grabbed bear spray and sprayed the officer in the face.
The RCMP is conducting a parallel investigation into the events that proceeded the interaction with police.
On Sunday morning, the Dawson Creek RCMP advised the public to stay away from the intersection of 10th Street and 107th Avenue and the surrounding area in Dawson Creek.