Suspect charged with Attempted Murder after Tuktoyaktuk shooting

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A man is charged with Attempted Murder and other charges after a shooting incident in Tuktoyaktuk.

At approximately 8:50 p.m., on Sunday, September 22, 2019, Tuktoyaktuk RCMP received a call for service about an incident involving a firearm outside, in front of a residence.

Upon arriving on scene, RCMP found a 43-year-old man inside a nearby residence with a non-life threatening injury. The man was transported to Inuvik Regional Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. Tuktoyaktuk RCMP located the suspect shortly after in the vicinity.

As a result of the investigation, Tuktoyaktuk RCMP arrested and charged Michael Robert Gruben, 38-year-old from Tuktoyaktuk, NT, with:

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  • Attempted Murder
  • Careless Use of a Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Uttering Threats
  • Pointing a Firearm
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Michael Robert Gruben is remanded in custody and is scheduled to be in court in Yellowknife on October 1, 2019.

Anyone with information on suspicious activity is asked to call Tuktoyaktuk RCMP at 977-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

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