Kimmirut man charged in March 18 RCMP house shootings

If convicted, David Lyta, 22, faces minimum of four years

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

A 22-year-old Kimmirut man faces two charges in connection with the shooting of two Nunavut RCMP staff residences in Kimmirut March 18.

David Lyta faces two counts of recklessly discharging a firearm, contrary to Sect. 244.2 of the Criminal Code, the RCMP said in a March 19 news release.

That offence now carries a minimum penalty of four years in prison.

Lyta, who was arrested March 18 by the RCMP “V” Division’s Emergency Response Team, will appear at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit March 21.

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