Resolute Bay man charged with firearms offences after shots fired

A 26-year-old, Lester Aqqiaruq of Igloolik, NU was arrested by Igloolik RCMP. Arthur C. Green/100.1 The Moose
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The RCMP has arrested a charged a man from Resolute Bay after he fired several rounds toward two individuals.

On October 6, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m. the Resolute Bay RCMP responded to a man who had
shot several rounds within the community.

The investigation revealed that Solomon Idlout, age 35, got into a physical altercation with several other
people. Idlout returned to his residence and emerged a short time later with a long gun, according to the RCMP.

Idlout then fired several rounds toward two individuals, however, there were no injuries or damage to property, the RCMP says.

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Idlout has been charged with 18 criminal offences including assault with a weapon x 2, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless use of a firearm, discharge a firearm with intent x 2, common nuisance endangering life, failure to comply with a recognizance x 2 and failure to comply with weapons
prohibition x 9.

Idlout was remanded into custody after a bail hearing and his next court appearance is on October 23, 2019 at Resolute Bay.

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