Yellowknife

Two charged as police search for more clues over YK shooting


Police in Yellowknife have charged two people in connection with an investigation into a shooting at a downtown apartment building in May.

RCMP said their investigation into the shooting, which wounded a 25-year-old man, is ongoing.

Police called for more witnesses to come forward as they need more evidence to establish who shot the man.

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The incident in question took place at a building on 53 Street, known as Grayling Manor, early on the morning of May 26.

The wounded man’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Billy McNeely, 38, and 31-year-old Aaron Stoodley face charges.

Monday’s news release stated RCMP “believe the two men were connected to criminal activities in the area of Grayling Manor [on] the morning of the incident, but no evidence at this point is linking them to causing the victim’s injuries.

“[RCMP are] still investigating and looking for potential witnesses who would have seen suspicious activity on May 26, in the area of 53 Street and 50 Avenue, between 12am and 1am.”

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Cpl Julien Chalifour said: “With these arrests, the vice is tightening on the suspects of the shooting incident as our investigation continues.”

McNeely faces a range of firearms-related charges and was due in court on Monday. Stoodley faces a charge of unauthorized firearm possession and is set to appear in court on August 20, RCMP said.

Police ask anyone who saw anything suspicious on the morning of May 26 to call the Yellowknife detachment at 867-669-1111, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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